Do Facebook apps sell you out? Judging by the contents of a Wall Street Journal report last week, one could easily get the idea that a massive lapse in oversight on Facebook's behalf led a bevy of opportunistic developers to start selling user data off to marketers and advertisers. Or not. Plenty of tech journalists jumped to Facebook's defense and poked holes in the the Journal's page-one story.
The result was a rather muddled mess. Because, yes, it's a problem if developers are going behind Facebook's back and selling user data. But even if so, … Read more