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Facebook Fixes Post Log-Out Cookie Behavior

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the crumble-less dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Over the weekend, self-proclaimed hacker Nik Cubrilovic accused Facebook of tracking its users even if they log out of the social network. The company responded by denying the claims and offering an explanation as to why its cookies behave the way they do. Now, Cubrilovic says Facebook has made changes to the logout process, and detailed what each cookie is responsible for."

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fuck (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37528892)

fuck Facebook

Re:fuck (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37528974)

Why not FUCK U!!

Re:fuck (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37529752)

No, fuck you AND Facebook...

meh (0)

kefkahax (915895) | more than 2 years ago | (#37528926)

Hi sensationalist researcher and hi Apple.

Re:meh (1)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529066)

Yeah this looks like FBOOK_SESSION=824475u2#@87uhuanotuhaLFFF and then facebook invalidates the session, you are now logged out. Logging out is that simple: invalidate the session data. Seems like someone decided to mark the session "Logged Out" instead of just deleting it.

Re:meh (2)

kefkahax (915895) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529096)

I was just trying to point out the "Hey, hey, look at this huge issue!" (as if you're facebook information wasn't going to leak eventually anyway, doesn't everyone understand that once it's on the internet, it's there to stay?). And, the response, "Oh, no, no. That's not and issue." (Then duck off and go fix it.)

I bet they did. (1)

AvitarX (172628) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529000)

If I log out, and it's a multi-user computer, it taints the cookie's value.

I doubt it has anything to do with doing the "right thing"

Re:I bet they did. (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529138)

Nah, they just estimated that dealing with the backlash was going to cost them more than losing a little bit of data from the small number of people that begin logging out consistently.

I highly doubt it was because of a fundamental misunderstanding about what the logged out cookies were good for.

Re:I bet they did. (1)

AvitarX (172628) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529548)

I don't know, if I were paying for browsing data of facebook users, I'd want it to be accurately attached to a real name.

Once the news broke, I imagine customers were pissed that they were being sold poor quality data.

Re:I bet they did. (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529742)

I tend to believe Facebook's unequivocal denial that they sell user-tracking information more than I believe your "They do so".

(It's plenty believable to me that their initiatives to put Facebook content on other sites are simply about getting people to use Facebook more...)

Re:I bet they did. (1)

AvitarX (172628) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529938)

I really assumed they allowed it to be used for the sake of targeting ads, but keep a buffer between it and their customers.

But like Google doesn't sell tracking, but they use the data to sell things at a higher rate.

If I were targeting ads at Facebook users, I would want to be sure it was the right ones, that's what I'm paying for. The increased data has less value, because it is less accurate.

Re:I bet they did. (1)

AvitarX (172628) | more than 2 years ago | (#37530348)

I should add, I don't think it was done maliciously, I think it was an over-site. They want accurate data.

Re:I bet they did. (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 2 years ago | (#37530476)

The part where that argument falls apart for me is that Facebook can track the behavior for a logged in cookie separately from a logged out cookie. So they can sell both the 'this is what logged in users look like' and the 'this is what users computers look like'. That they would not be using the data in the way that it is most valuable to them is basically preposterous (for a variety of reasons; they are interested in money, they have a large amount of technical talent, etc.).

I suppose they might have been misrepresenting the data to claim that they had more of it, but like you said, accuracy is more valuable than volume.

Re:I bet they did. (1)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529308)

it taints the cookie's value.

There is nothing right about taint and cookie being in the same sentence, so I agree with you on principle.

Re:I bet they did. (1)

Pope (17780) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529542)

You just haven't been watching the right pr0n then.

Leave it to Zuckerberg (2, Insightful)

Antisyzygy (1495469) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529054)

Zuckerberg is a fucking asshole, he's not a genius like the show portrays him, and hes has no principals.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (2, Funny)

fortapocalypse (1231686) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529120)

hes has no principals.

That is because he's not in school anymore.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37529246)

I see what you did there.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

Antisyzygy (1495469) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529378)

Apparently he couldn't handle it.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37530098)

Whoosh.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37529122)

and hes has no principals.

And the school you went had no teachers. Possibly.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37529152)

Well duh... We've known that for awhile. The real question is...

Who's worse? markz for building such a shitty product that treats people like crap. OR. all the millions of users who signed up for such a shitty product. And continue to use it no matter what scummyness comes to light....

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

jhoegl (638955) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529390)

Well duh... We've known that for awhile. The real question is...

Who's worse? markz for building such a shitty product that treats people like crap. OR. all the millions of users who signed up for such a shitty product. And continue to use it no matter what scummyness comes to light....

I predict humanity will do well in its ventures of continued existence.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (0)

Synerg1y (2169962) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529730)

here's the thing... NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR DATA, you are not important, you are not special, your browsing habits are not unique, you do not frequent sites that make people care about your data, and even that it wouldn't be FB that cared :) So you get a targeted ad for a watch your shopping for, oh well? Not like they have your SSN from that cookie. If your using the same password for your email and fb, your an idiot, not fb. And if your frequenting shady sites after logging out of fb, guess what fb still won't care.

It's a for fun social networking app, not a way of life, not worth any $, and if all your friends are on fb, consider getting your pale ass out the door and spending some time w them rather than posting your thoughts that nobody cares about.

They have absolutely no obligation to any of you to do anything, and Zuckerberg has made enough money where he can safely say "I don't care" and nothing will happen. If fb went offline tomorrow, you would cry for a week, and then get your pale ass out the door to meet your friends and live longer as a result, social networking has gotten a bit out of hand w posts like yours... :)

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

ThatsMyNick (2004126) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529892)

here's the thing... NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR DATA, you are not important, you are not special, your browsing habits are not unique, you do not frequent sites that make people care about your data, and even that it wouldn't be FB that cared :)

Then why track? Care to explain? I see hundreds of sites tracking every click and every mouse-over I make. Hell there are business models that solely depend on tracking people.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529992)

Statistics, targeted marketing, marketing trends. Traffic, how many people go to amazon after google type stuff. There is a lot more money in selling your product to a targeted market than to the world wide web make sense? It doesn't have your name on it, just your IP, they can't hack you via a cookie, so your IP is essentially useless unless your run open ports on your router w no firewall, but again fb is the least of your concerns at that point.

It's pretty harmless is my point, ya it's kinda grey area in terms of ethics and accountability (disregard of do not track feature), but at the same time, it's nothing to rile yourself up over, no black suite at a government or fb center is sitting there shaking their head at what porn your looking at (keep it legal).

Also, you realize google is tracking you WAY worse than facebook is right? Go google it and if your concerned prepare to lose a night's worth of sleep.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (2)

shadowfaxcrx (1736978) | more than 2 years ago | (#37530380)

The issue that I'm having is the reverse of what you guys are talking about. Apparently with the new timeline update or whatever the hell they're calling it, Facebook will integrate with certain websites such that if I go to an enabled site, it's automatically posted to my timeline that I went there.

Dunno about you guys, but I don't necessarily want all of my fb friends list potentially seeing every site I go to. I signed up for Facebook to keep in contact with people that I don't get to see on a regular basis, not to involuntarily vomit up every minute detail of my life to them.

So Google might track me, but Google is a faceless entity that doesn't give much of a damn about me personally. There is anonymity in huge numbers. For Google, I'm one of millions. They can't possibly drill down to tracking me as individually as conspiracy theorists are afraid of. On the other hand, Facebook forcing people who actually know me to track me as aggressively as Google does is out of line.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

_0xd0ad (1974778) | more than 2 years ago | (#37531014)

Install AdBlock Plus and add these filters.

||facebook.com^$third-party,domain=~facebook.net|~fbcdn.com|~fbcdn.net
||facebook.net^$third-party,domain=~facebook.com|~fbcdn.com|~fbcdn.net
||fbcdn.com^$third-party,domain=~facebook.com|~facebook.net|~fbcdn.net
||fbcdn.net^$third-party,domain=~facebook.com|~facebook.net|~fbcdn.com

Some Facebook apps might not work correctly unless you add more domain exclusions to these rules. In that case, add the necessary domains, each preceded by a tilde and separated by a vertical bar. You can tell which domains to add by loading the app, checking the blocked items, hovering over one that you want to allow, and looking at the domain listed under "Document source".

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

shadowfaxcrx (1736978) | more than 2 years ago | (#37531128)

I don't use facebook apps, so that's not a concern. And I already have ABP installed, though I don't remember putting those filters in place.

That said, I'm just going to shutter my account at Facebook. I shouldn't have to jump through special hoops to keep Facebook from blabbing details about me that I do NOT choose to share on Facebook. That, and Facebook is quite famous for changing privacy settings, requiring you to make even more changes to opt out of privacy invasions. I have little doubt that once enough people install ABP and add those filters, they'll figure out some way to work around them.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | more than 2 years ago | (#37533344)

Yes yes, quite creepy indeed, nobody wants their websites posted, EXCEPT ITS PARTNER SITES

http://www.facebook.com/help?page=1068 [facebook.com]

and I guess we only kind of know what they are after http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=104057282970409&topic=26

So that porn site shouldn't show up on your timeline according to this.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

shadowfaxcrx (1736978) | more than 2 years ago | (#37533424)

Who said anything about porn sites? If people find out I read Slashdot, they'll beat me up and stuff me in a locker ;)

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | more than 2 years ago | (#37533528)

Until your old enough to have domain admin access over them, then you state "gtf in the locker or i make the systems work 1/2 the time for you preventing you from doing your job causing your delayed termination, you also beat your own ass while your at it". :P

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37530962)

here's the thing... NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR DATA

Then why track?

Statistics, targeted marketing, marketing trends. Traffic, how many people go to amazon after google type stuff. There is a lot more money in selling your product to a targeted market than to the world wide web make sense?

In other words, LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOUR DATA.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (2)

Caerdwyn (829058) | more than 2 years ago | (#37531326)

Amazon sells books and rice-steamers and USB cables.

Facebook and Google sell YOU. They sell your eyes and your habits and your desires and your prejudices to anyone and everyone to do with as they please.

One is more nefarious and subject to abuse than the other.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37539626)

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The product isn't "you". There is no single product. You have eyeballs and an impressionable mind. Facebook has a social network and an infrastructure. Advertisers have dollars. Everyone wants something that someone else has, and has something they're willing to give in return. Facebook is the agreement that has been reached which satisfied all three: the user, Facebook, and the advertiser. If you don't like it, you don't have to participate.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

Cutting_Crew (708624) | more than 2 years ago | (#37532016)

the problem is, is that I, personally, am going to buy something when I am ready to buy it and only if I have decided that I want it. Seeing an ad(i have firefox adblock, flashblock, noscript so i dont see ads anyway but let's assume that i did) isn't going to make me want to buy a watch that I wasn't intending on buying, buying a watch that I was thinking about buying or buy a watch faster if i know that i really need one and it most likely wouldn't be the same brand watch anyway because i don't buy based on brand.

It is very fascinating on the television side too. A channel like CBS charges advertisers a certain amount of money based on how many people are watching a show yet the advertisers still pay out the butt despite the fact that tons of people do the following when commercials come on: take a dump, put it on mute b/c they dont like commercials, change the channel, browse the web, cook dinner, use software to record and skip past all the commercial mumbo jumbo, etc etc.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37530174)

The fact that they take the effort to GET your data proves that they do care about it.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

insertwackynamehere (891357) | more than 2 years ago | (#37534070)

"Stupid users," I thought. "I have to protect them from themselves." I poured back another shot of bourbon. The moonlight crept through the window of my office. I do a lot of my work at night.

It had been a quiet day. Some broad had come in begging for me to find out if her husband was cheating on her. Unfortunately, I couldn't take the case. Her husband was a buddy of mine from the force. I told her to look on Facebook. Joe never was too bright, like most of the earthly scum I surround myself with. He'd probably put pictures up of his latest fling expecting Facebook to handle the privacy settings. I couldn't rat Joe out but it sure as hell wasn't my job to protect him from himself. Or was it. I didn't care, I wanted this shrill dame off my back so I could drink alone in peace.

Besides, only working girls can afford my rates and that's because my rates for working girls are usually on a sliding scale. That is to say, a scale of one through ten. The higher you fall on the scale, the cheaper the work is. The lower you fall, the cheaper the worker is. I struck a match for a cigar before I remembered I was out of cubans. I watched the match burn out before looking down at the melting ice in my empty glass. My senses were close to being unstimulated except for the way the wet ice caught the light and dazzled my drunken mind. Two things were clear. I needed a smoke, and Zuckerberg was behind this. Only one of those things I felt like dealing with right now.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (1)

jo42 (227475) | more than 2 years ago | (#37530566)

That's Mr. Douchebagberg to you.

Re:Leave it to Zuckerberg (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37531376)

Someone's had a bad day.

How do so many IT managers master this talk (3, Insightful)

Riceballsan (816702) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529058)

First off we never did it, secondly we've stopped doing it. If I am ever taken to court for theft that's what I'll try, "Your honor first of all I never stole anything, secondly I just gave it all back and won't do it again".

Re:How do so many IT managers master this talk (2)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529174)

First off we never did it, secondly we've stopped doing it. If I am ever taken to court for theft that's what I'll try, "Your honor first of all I never stole anything, secondly I just gave it all back and won't do it again".

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to Like it, does it matter?

Re:How do so many IT managers master this talk (1)

Cajunfiend (1930098) | more than 2 years ago | (#37535314)

somebody is always there to "like" it.

Re:How do so many IT managers master this talk (1)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529298)

You think that is something?

Maybe you should watch some of the congressional hearings on C-SPAN. It's mind bending logic and great show. Unfortunately, it's Reality TeeVee.

If you care so much about being tracked... (1, Funny)

fortapocalypse (1231686) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529082)

why use the net? I mean seriously- there are satellites and VW bugs watching our house.

Re:If you care so much about being tracked... (1)

decipher_saint (72686) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529270)

Or Facebook at all for that matter, the sole purpose of the site is to share information about yourself so that people can track you.

Re:If you care so much about being tracked... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37529502)

People, specifically those you create personal links to. Not companies from any site you ever visit that puts a link to some FB javascript files that allow your browsing habits to be tracked by a central system. A slight different don't you thing?

Re:If you care so much about being tracked... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37529650)

the sole purpose of the site is to share information about yourself so that people can track you.

That's quite misleading. I use Facebook, yet I rarely post anything, and I even more rarely update my status.

It lets me stay in touch with a much larger circle of friends than I could otherwise hope to maintain via email and phone, while allowing me to only afford them the same benefit whenever I feel like adding something.

My expectation is that what I add to Facebook, stays in Facebook [and probably for a much longer time than they imply once it's user-deleted].

What I do not explicitly give to them is not up for grabs, and that's where the logged out cookie tracking falls. This goes for the rest of the internet sites. What I give them, they can have. But when I'm not on their site, then they should have their hands off of me. This particularly annoys me with Google+ because I tend to be logged into Gmail (and therefore into Google) both at work and at home, while I only ever use Facebook at home. This means Google gets to track me all day in much scarier detail between everything--from searching, to my email, and now to my social interaction. That's actually the _only_ reason I have stuck with Facebook over Google+--at least they're isolated.

Re:If you care so much about being tracked... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37616634)

>>"...the sole purpose of the site is to share information about yourself so that people can track you."

I see what you did there..."...so that people can track you"

See you are a Troll on the Payroll....you are evil and the argument you espouse is trickery...you start with a common truth mixed with a common misunderstanding:

"Or Facebook at all for that matter, the sole purpose of the site is to share information about yourself..."

The sole purpose of ANY site is to share information...ALL COMMUNICATION be it phone, fax, semaphore flag, sky writing, email, sms, etc is ALL about sharing info...the common misconception most users have is that **facebook** is somehow different from other forms of sharing info

We share info all the time, but we CONTROL WHAT WE SHARE...facebook users DO NOT HAVE THAT CONTROL...its part of the EULA...

Then you add the facebook investor relations kit wetdream: "...share information about yourself **so that people can track you.**"

No one wants to be tracked. Its invasion of privacy and citizens tend to frown on that. What facebook.com does is anti-user and wrong...jsut b/c they are fooling alot of people doesn't mean they won't pay for it in the end just like every other criminal

so, is it legal, yes mostly...is it right? fuck no...are you a troll on the payroll...YES

Re:If you care so much about being tracked... (1)

hedwards (940851) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529560)

At this point not using the net isn't particularly feasible. And it's getting worse as more and more essential services move to it. It used to be that everything that one legitimately needed to do had an offline equivalent, but the direction things are flowing that might not be the case for much longer.

And even where one doesn't have to be online to do something, it's often times significantly faster to use the online equivalent rather than doing it offline. Not to mention things like statements where banks are increasingly charging a fee to mail them to you rather than using electronic ones.

Self-Proclaimed? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37529088)

Usually when someone is identified as "self proclaimed," it means they aren't what they say they are. It's a de facto insult.

Is Nik not a real hacker?

Re:Self-Proclaimed? (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529196)

It means what it says. It doesn't mean it's untrue. It's more likely that whoever wrote the article sees admitting you're a hacker as tantamount to breaking the law, or something stupid like that.

Re:Self-Proclaimed? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37575578)

I am surprised more people have not looked into Mr. Cubrilovic's past with his Omnidrive startup, where he left customers high and dry after running an early cloud storage service that ran out of money and then abruptly disappeared without communicating with customers at all...but with their money and data.
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/omnidrive_ceo_nik_cubrilovic_responds.php
http://www.gooruze.com/members/claycook/blog/119381/My-experience-investing-in-Nik-Cubrilovic-and-Omnidrive/

Not worried (4, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529142)

I'll be moving over to Google+, where I know they won't spy on me. ;) ;)

Re:Not worried (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37530736)

I'll be moving over to Google+, where I know they are already spying on me anyway. ;) ;)

Semi-irony (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37532706)

Well, hopping back and forth between FB and GP will protect your privacy slightly,
because G and FB dont share data between them.

But NSA and CIA and FBI continues to see everything from FB and GP.

Who cares? (1)

Simon (S2) (600188) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529242)

They don't need cookies anyway. There are a lot of other ways to track you without a cookie. As long as we download all those "like" buttons from the webpages we visit they get to track us. The cookie would just make the tracking a little bit easier.

Re:Who cares? (1)

poetmatt (793785) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529550)

yep. Don't need a cookie, don't need to ever be affiliated with facebook or have ever signed up. If that like button is tracked on a website that also has other personal info associated (maybe even your first name), you just got linked to every other linked website and so on. Basically, advertisers know far more than just "simon S2 visited a website".

Re:Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37529838)

There is something you can do.


$ grep facebook /etc/hosts
0.0.0.0 www.facebook.com

Re:Who cares? (1)

Simon (S2) (600188) | more than 2 years ago | (#37531104)

fbcd.net needs to be added there as well.

Re:Who cares? (1)

Simon (S2) (600188) | more than 2 years ago | (#37531132)

fbcdn.net
sorry. typo.

Re:Who cares? (1)

gorzek (647352) | more than 2 years ago | (#37530014)

Exactly. Most people's browsers send up enough information to every site you visit that you can be uniquely identified--or at least narrowed down to a very small sample. Even when you aren't logged in, Facebook can correlate that browser data with known profiles and figure out who you are without much trouble.

Re:Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37532312)

Ad Block Plus.

I've added facebook.com to my ad-block plus blacklist. Now I don't see the like button on any of the sites I visit. I assume that does the trick. Can anybody confirm whether that's enough?

Duh (3, Insightful)

Moheeheeko (1682914) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529284)

Using a service like facebook for free? news flash: You aren't the consumer, you are THE PRODUCT.

Re:Duh (1)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529356)

Using a service like facebook for free? news flash: You aren't the consumer, you are THE PRODUCT.

Some of us choose to "opt out" of that equation.

Re:Duh (1)

Dunega (901960) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529694)

It's not a news flash and most people don't care, for better or for worse...

Re:Duh (1)

quacking duck (607555) | more than 2 years ago | (#37532158)

Using a service like facebook for free? news flash: You aren't the consumer, you are THE PRODUCT.

This isn't limited to just free services.

Remember the news a few days back about OnStar changing their TOS so they can sell data they collected from current and former customers?

Yes, you get to pay for the privilege of being a product.

Right... (1)

milbournosphere (1273186) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529334)

they 'fixed' it. This implies that it was doing something that Facebook didn't want it to do.

Re:Right... (4, Insightful)

_0xd0ad (1974778) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529524)

This implies that it was doing something that Facebook didn't want it to do.

It was: Generating bad publicity.

Re:Right... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37530728)

A cookie wasn't being cleared properly on logout. That cookie is now properly cleared on logout. That sounds like a fix to me. The cookie wasn't being used in the logged out case, so it was a trivial fix to make

Re:Right... (1)

AmberBlackCat (829689) | more than 2 years ago | (#37530752)

Like being noticeable.

It's an appeasement (1)

jimpop (27817) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529450)

It's not a fix if they can, or might, undo it in the future.

No fix, they can still track you! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37529666)

These cookies uniquely identify the browser being used even after logout, and Cubrilovic says that you shouldn’t worry about them, unless you can’t take Facebook at its word that the purpose of these cookies is only for what is being described.

Which I totally don't. They have shown a lot of behavior that shows they cannot be trusted. But more to the point on this situation: they still have the ability to track you after logout. The only difference is that instead of telling them at each site you visit "I'm User XXXX." You say "I'm a user with YYYY information you gave to user XXXX.

Click (1)

ThatsNotPudding (1045640) | more than 2 years ago | (#37529910)

'Unfollow Nik Cubrilovic' -- Facebook

BleachBit? (1)

tunapez (1161697) | more than 2 years ago | (#37530006)

Did Fecebook integrate BleachBit into their log-out process?

Oh yeah...Welcome to the Internetz, Nik. Don't take candy from strangers.

Re:BleachBit? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37536428)

Oh yeah...Welcome to the Internetz, Nik. Don't take candy from strangers.

Cookies anyone?

Had Facebook existed in 1987... (1)

wukka (1319367) | more than 2 years ago | (#37531002)

Pizza the Hutt would have tracked Lone Starr using Pizza-face Book. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/ [imdb.com]

Re:Had Facebook existed in 1987... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37531456)

Prepare to Like at light speed... no no, light speed's too slow, we'll have to Like at LUDICROUS SPEED!!
Also, the current IMDB rating of Spaceballs is awesome.

New IT Blog (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#37580348)

Check out this IT Social networking blog : http://www.thinknett.com/ pretty sweet these guys are definatley in the beginning stages but site works and is a good spot to blog

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