Richard Chirgwin reports:
Facebook has attempted to shoot down claims that it leaves cookies on users’ machines even after they log out of the social network. The response came after an Australian blogger alleged the site can still snoop on your web surfing after you’ve signed out. [See previous coverage on PogoWasRight.org here – Dissent]
However, Facebook doesn’t agree. Whether or not Cubrilovic’s claim that he notified Facebook without response during 2010 is accurate, he certainly got a hair-trigger response from Facebook this time.
In a comment on Cubrilovic’s blog, a Facebook engineer – identifying himself as staffer Gregg Stefancik – said that “our cookies aren’t used for tracking”, and that “most of the cookies you highlight have benign names and values”.
“Generally, unlike other major internet companies, we have no interest in tracking people,” the insider added.
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