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Facebook blocks Google's Friend Connect
dreamcatcher

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Msg#: 3651713 posted 10:38 am on May 16, 2008 (gmt 0)


The industry momentum for data portability brotherhood hit a bump on Thursday when Facebook blocked Google's Friend Connect service from accessing Facebook members' data.

Friend Connect violates Facebook's terms of service because it "redistributes user information from Facebook to other developers without users' knowledge," Facebook official Charlie Cheever wrote on the company's blog for developers.

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weeks

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Msg#: 3651713 posted 11:58 am on May 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm shocked, shocked!

zett

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Msg#: 3651713 posted 12:06 pm on May 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm happy for each and every slap that Google gets. And a slap by Facebook is possibly even more than just a slap - a punch!

Google is so greedy acquiring user data that they need to be stopped.

Marcia

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Msg#: 3651713 posted 4:12 pm on May 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Friend Connect violates Facebook's terms of service because it "redistributes user information from Facebook to other developers without users' knowledge," Facebook official Charlie Cheever wrote on the company's blog for developers.

And Google is the only one? No others scrape the Facebook info and distribute it?

How about let's get real?

Hugene

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Msg#: 3651713 posted 8:40 pm on May 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

Now, this shows just how vulnerable we are if we use Facebook APIs. This company is a joke, what are they going to do: block access to all apps that make it big on Facebook? I used to think there is a future for social networking, an open and distributed future. Not so sure anymore; maybe there is, but I doubt Facebook will be included in that future.

Now, how do I close my account again.....

ag_47

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Msg#: 3651713 posted 4:08 am on May 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

lol, titan wars.. Run!

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