Marshall - 7:31 am on May 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ignorance is no excuse.
I know that is not an excuse when it comes to the law, especially criminal law, but is it a case of ignorance or one of technology evolves so fast any more, unless you are a true geek (I use it in the nicest sense) there is no way to know how sites are gathering information.
And I must add, it is really necessary for a site that allows you to log on using your facebook account to gather information about you, your friends, their birthdays, their interests, etc. What protection does a friend of yours have on facebook when you are the one doing the sharing. Yes, I know there are settings to prevent that on facebook, but they do not make it clear. Nor do that make it clear how much information is being shared. And again, why does all that information need to be shared when you simply log on to a website.
So, does this begs the question can I sue my friend for sharing my information with another site without my permission? Privacy settings are backwards, they should default to no sharing and it is up to you to change it to share, not the other way around.