Facebook’s Beacon program, where Facebook’s partner sites automatically report your activity on their sites to your Facebook account, doesn’t pass my smell test. What Facebook has built in Beacon is spyware. If Facebook doesn’t redesign Beacon and makes it opt-in and far more transparent than today, I will be very surprised if this leads to neither a member backlash nor regulation by lawmakers.
This sounds mad! Who would like their friends to see everything they do online?