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Facebook has been in the hot seat this past week over claims that the social network has been letting third-party advertisers post people’s photos without permission, causing a flurry of conversation among confused users on both its site and Twitter. The buzz caught Facebook’s eye and prompted the company to put up a blog post this afternoon. According to Facebook:
The advertisements that started these rumors were not from Facebook but placed within applications by third parties. Those ads violated our policies by misusing profile photos, and we already required the removal of those deceptive ads from third-party applications before this rumor began spreading.
The post also went on to note how Facebook had banned two advertising networks that violated the social network’s advertising policies. Indeed, after Beacon, Facebook needs to be extra vigilant about addressing the privacy concerns of its users.