Is Facebook using ‘Keyloggers’ ? by WeNeSe Blog contributor TvD

Facebook could very well be using ‘Keyloggers’ -see an article from today in a german Article. http://www.heise.de/tp/blogs/6/155535.

Although they never use the word ‘keylogger’ in the whole article, every IT man and woman know what it is. It records everything you type on your keyboard even if you never post or publish it. Facebook has even no problems with law in this case as it is according to their terms and conditions. The Author of this article means you can avoid that by switching of JavaScript. JavaScript ist one of the oldest interactive programming languages from the web.

The Question is, if facebook is admitting it, it might be able to log your keyboard on other sites, too. This could happen over a facebook button into the webpage. To see this you can download the Browser plugin Ghostery and see where your traffic is going.

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