So, I was sent a link to a fun game, Chronotron.
I was playing away, getting past versions of myself to work out puzzles, when a little pop-up appeared on the bottom right of my screen, saying that Beacon was telling my friends I was playing Chronotron on Kongregate, before sliding back into obscurity.
So I went over to Facebook, and sure enough, that information had appeared in my profile!
This is my first encounter with Beacon, and needless to say, I don’t think my friends want to know when I’m playing a game on a totally separate website, so I disabled it immediately.
But I didn’t know that Beacon was activated, or affected UK users? Maybe I need to find out more about it, as who knows what else it’ll be informing my friends I’m doing on other websites!