∞ Facebook caught sharing user data with advertisers

Facebook has been under a lot of pressure lately about its privacy settings, but that could be just the beginning. After questions were raised by the Wall Street Journal, Facebook actually changed some of its computer code, but surely that won’t be enough to get them off the hook.

Advertising companies were given information that could be used to look up individual profiles, which, depending on the site and the information a user has made public, include such things as a person’s real name, age, hometown and occupation.

Facebook, MySpace Confront Privacy Loophole [WSJ]