The pesky privacy issue haunts Facebook again

The privacy issue just will not go away for Facebook, seemingly no matter how hard the social networking company works to convince its 500 million plus users their information stays within its virtual walls.

The privacy issue just will not go away for Facebook, seemingly no matter how hard the social networking company works to convince its 500 million plus users their information stays within its virtual walls.

According to a Wall Street Journal investigation, ten of the most popular apps on Facebook have been transmitting identifying information of users to advertisers and Internet tracking companies, despite many of these users setting their privacy controls to the strictest settings.

The investigation was published in an epic piece by the Wall Street Journal this morning.

Many of the apps identified to be sharing information are now no longer accessible on Facebook. One of the Internet data and advertising companies identified in the piece is the startup Rapleaf.

Earlier this month Facebook unveiled a tool that allows its users to monitor how third-party applications gain access to their personal data.

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