Friday, May 02, 2008

Facebook applications = Spyware?

Does your social networking site need antispyware software? The BBC recently ran a test by writing a Facebook application to harvest the user's, and all the user's friends Facebook data after it was installed and run by the user. As stated, it didn't just steal the data of the person who installed the app, but from their friends too. Not really a virus, not technically spyware, and Facebook says that they will remove anything that behaves badly. Of course they would have to realize it is behaving badly first.

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