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  1. Renewed Calls for Privacy Law Following Facebook FTC Settlement

    In particular, I think that a small number of high profile mistakes, like Beacon four years ago and poor execution as we transitioned our privacy model two years ago, have often overshadowed much of the good work we've done.

  2. Social Media Madness - The Final Four

    Beacon follows user purchase behaviors around the Web and in one instance alerted a girlfriend that her boyfriend had purchased an engagement ring on Amazon. Key Losses: The poorly handled releases of some new product offerings like Beacon haven't...

  3. 4 Ways That Facebook Can Make Big Money

    If Facebook can cobble the good technology they already have (Connect, Beacon, etc.then they could literally steal billions of dollars in revenue from Google. They already have the technology (Facebook Beacon) to track user purchases on Web sites...

  4. 7 Social Media Predictions for 2009

    Facebook Beacon) to track purchases online. Here are seven things to look for this year. Social Media Continues its Rapid Growth Social media will be propelled by the ease in which phones and netbooks are able to access them.

  5. 5 Million Users Hate the New Facebook? No Problem

    Did they learn from previous launch mistakes like Beacon (the infamous tool that told users of purchases and activity off of Facebook)? If it ain't broke, don't 'fix' it! exclaims a popular Facebook group.