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Company Admits Facebook Privacy Violation

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September 16, 2013

HasOffers, a company that provides tools for tracking the performance of online ads, has acknowledged it “recently ran afoul of Facebook’s user privacy policies, and it has had to change its marketing practices,” VentureBeat reports. The company’s CEO noted the company’s “MobileAppTracking platform inappropriately allowed advertisers to obtain device-level attribution and performance data. This was a mistake on our part.” Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has written to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg urging the company to rethink plans to use profile photos for tagging suggestions, citing concerns about facial recognition and its ability to track people in the “real world.”
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