Facebook makes privacy changes

Monday, 3 December 2007, 3:33 AM EST

Confronted with mounting privacy protests, Facebook.com has scaled back a web monitoring feature that notifies one's friends when the Facebook user visits affiliated websites, the company said.

In a statement, the company said it was making a several changes to a recently introduced feature called "Facebook Beacon" in the wake of a petition signed by 50,000 Facebook users to scale back the feature.

At Australian IT.

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