facebook friends break your privacy

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According to the blogosphere facebook makes it really easy to give away your privacy. So as a savy facebook user, you might decide not to sign up for some crappy gift poking wannabe app, because you happen to know that the authors will use your personal information for all sorts of crazy things.

But it doesn't matter, because if just one of your friends signs up, those bad authors get access to your information anyway. Now whether this is true or not, or whether there really are bad authors or not is irrelevant to me. It gives me enough justification for me to continue my irrational desire to steer clear of facebook.

Slashdot has an article about recent changes. It's an anonymous post, so no more reliable than the above blog link.

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Meh, just don't put any personal info into Facebook. People who need to know my DOB don't need to get it from Facebook!

Facebook is a great tool for use by me, not the other way around.

Thanks for the comment Greg, but when I said 'irrational desire to steer clear', I meant that. You're not going to talk me around with any kind of sense. When it comes to scrapbook I want sensationalism!

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