Facebook apologises for mistakes over advertising

The billionaire founder of Facebook has apologised to the website’s 57 million devotees for its handling of a controversial advertising feature which has sparked furious protests about privacy.Mark Zuckerberg admitted last night that the social networking site had made “lots of mistakes” in introducing Beacon – a feature which tracks members’ activities elsewhere on the internet.
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Facebook tweaks Beacon again, Zuckerberg apologizes [IDG]
Facebook is giving members of its social network the ability to completely decline participating in the company’s controversial Beacon ad system, a reaction to intense criticism that Beacon is too intrusive and compromises people’s privacy.The announcement was made in an official blog post by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday morning, in which he also apologized for missteps in the design and deployment of Beacon.
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/12/05/Facebook-tweaks-Beacon-again-Zuckerberg-apologizes_1.htmlFacebook changes ad program that tracks users’ actions
Following weeks of criticism from Facebook members, Mark Zuckerberg apologized about the way the site introduced the controversial advertising feature, and the site now gives users a way around it.

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