“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
I’m back on one of my pet hates today. Yes, it’s Facebook as you might have gathered from the title. The most successful useless piece of crap ever invented. Wish I’d thought of it.
They make it very easy to sign up to Facebook. In fact they make it compulsory even if all you want to do is be polite and look at a photo one of your friends has sent you a link to.
But it’s not so easy to get back off it again. They say it is, but it’s not.
It’s bad enough that companies like Facebook think they have the right to track your internet movements when you are a signed up member. But Facebook has recently admitted that it tracks non-users as well.
Facebook has apparently been secretly installing tracking cookies on users’ computers, even when they had deleted their account and asked not to be followed. I think this is a breach of privacy rights and plain bad manners too.
Facebook admitted that such cookies may have been placed in what they called ‘a few instances’. It didn’t quantify how many ‘a few instances’ is, but considering the number of people who have used Facebook we could be looking at a big number.
They have tried “Setting the record straight”, and are blaming a ‘bug’ the way you do when you are caught out. But their track record is not good!
By the way, hope you ‘like’ this post on Facebook or we’ll track you down and find out why 🙂