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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Facebook’s latest privacy faux pas…if you care

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 Helen A.S. Popkin on MSNBC, who follows the social media stuff, says apps like Facebook’s Farmville have shared “tens of millions” of that site’s app users’ personal information. What is most important is the fact that one of the item’s released, the “Facebook ID” number assigned to a user, can be used to look up all of your personal information, even if you made this private.

You can see a CBS News report from You Tube here.

Even Facebook users that don’t use applications are still in jeopardy because your private data can be accessed through your friends who do use the apps. This isn’t the first time Facebook has been in the news for privacy breaches, and it would seem that its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, may be a genius when it comes to giving out your information, but a complete dope when it comes to protecting it.

See these tips “How to Protect Your Facebook Info” from Popkin.

Read more here.

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