Facebook’s Use of Cookies Raises German Regulators’ Suspicions

[Bloomberg] Facebook may be tracking the Internet activity of users even after they cancel their accounts, the German data privacy watchdog said Wednesday.After an investigation of the way cookies are installed after a user opens and then closes a Facebook account, the Hamburg Data Protection agency said on its Web site that it suspected the company was unlawfully tracking subscribers.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/technology/03iht-facebook03.html

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