The latest Facebook privacy fiasco shows that the world's largest online social hub is having a hard time putting this thorny issue behind it even as it continues to attract users and become indispensible to many of them, the Associated Press reports. The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 18 that several popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and internet tracking companies. Facebook said it is working to fix the problem, and was quick to point out that the leaks were not intentional, but a consequence of basic web mechanisms. "In most cases,...

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