Facebook bows to data authority – and takes revenge

News: Facebook will stop tracking non-facebook-users, which it has done for 5 years, after the Belgian data authority said it is violating European privacy laws. On the other hand, the growing data monopoly now forces non-facebook-users to register on Facebook, if they want access to a links on a public Facebook wall.  Facebook is still claiming that the use of the tracking cookie (datr)  to track non-users are to keep high security. “We’re disappointed we were unable to reach an agreement and now people will be required to log in or register for an account to see publicly available content on Facebook,” said a Facebook spokesman to the BBC. At Twitter webdesigner and speaker Aral Balkan said it is retaliation from Facebook.

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