Germany Orders Agencies to Shut Down Facebook Pages

German data watchdogs ordered federal agencies to shut down their Facebook pages and remove "like" buttons from their Web sites, suggesting that anyone who uses Facebook will have their online activity tracked. "All institutions in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany [must] shut down their fan pages on Facebook and remove social plug-ins such as the 'like'-button from their Web sites," the German Data Protection Commissioner’s Office said in a statement.

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