There has been a lot of fussing over Facebook’s new feature called Beacon. It seems Beacon tracks where you go and what you do on the Internet and then reports that back to all of the people who have subscribed to your Facebook news feed.
The fact that you might not want everyone to know what DVD you just rented or what clothes you just bought or magazines you read or what sites you visit is, apparently, immaterial to Facebook. All your life are owned by them. At least, as long you continue to use Facebook.
That’s what I’m talking about today. Although on-line petitions are fine and all, they usually don’t have much of an effect because, IT’S JUST TALK. If you want to get the attention of Facebook, leave. Yes, Facebook recently provided a little more control. But as it stands now, if you want to be the one who determines what level of privacy you want, leave.
As for me, I’ve deactivated my account and have walked away. And if Facebook does not provide an opt-out option on Beacon, I will never return.