Facebook user to Beacon: Bite me

I’m sure everybody remembers the Facebook Beacon controversy a couple months back. You know the one where bloggers around the world were concerned about the security and privacy concerns for the social networking site’s ad systems.

It was reported that the Beacon ad system would track Facebook users’ activities on third-party sites even if the users are logged off from Facebook and have opted out of broadcasting their online activities to their Facebook friends.

The fact that Facebook’s Beacon was automatically installing cookies in its users’ browsers to follow them around the Internet apparently irked one reader over at ValleyWag to launch some sort of protest.

But instead of taking it to the streets 70s style, the anonymous user decided to head over to the kitchen and bake an edible Facebook cookie. The biscuit pictures the profile page of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. We think Mr. Christie missed a golden opportunity with this one. Check out the picture.

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