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Zynga Hit With Lawsuit Over Facebook Privacy Breach

Zynga games including Farmville, Texas HoldEm Poker and Frontierville among the Facebook applications transmitting user data to third parties. The Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook applications were transmitting Facebook User IDs (UIDs) to advertisers and Internet tracking firms. Some critics say knowing a person…s Facebook ID is as harmless as finding someone’s name in the phone book. Others, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, see it as a systemic problem with how Facebook polices its third-party application developers.


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