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Facebook Denies Breaching EU Privacy Laws

Facebook has dismissed claims that it tracks users beyond its own site, after researchers claimed the company was breaching EU privacy laws. The company has posted a lengthy rebuttal of the report, published by Belgian researchers last week, claiming that it was "transparent" in use of cookies and that it allows users to opt out of tracking. The most alarming claims in the report were that Facebook places a cookie on users' PCs whenever they visit, regardless of whether they have an account or not.

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