Facebook reins in ‘Beacon’ ad system December 6, 2007 FT Facebook, the online social networking website, on Thursday moved to placate users concerned about the threats to privacy posed by its new “Beacon” advertising system. The move comes a week after MoveOn.org, the non-profit public policy advocacy group, joined a growing chorus of critics of the new service, which alerts users’ networks of online “friends” about things they buy on other websites. Related Posts Commissioning Web Sites Paper.li – Just what I always wanted Facebook apologises for mistakes over advertising About The Author DavySims Producer - Broadcaster - Podcaster - Writer - exBBC Editor - exTEDx Organiser. Author "Podcasting for Journalism Students", "Podcasting for Community Organisations" and "Firsthand Guide to Bled Slovenia" - all available on Amazon. Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.