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PostSubject: Details of 100million Facebook Users published   Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:57 am

This is shocking how personal data is so easily taken The Full Story Is Here

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Personal details of 100m Facebook users have been collected and published on the net by a security consultant.

Ron Bowes used a piece of code to scan Facebook profiles, collecting data not hidden by the user's privacy settings.

The list, which has been shared as a downloadable file, contains the URL of every searchable Facebook user's profile, their name and unique ID.

Mr Bowes said he published the data to highlight privacy issues, but Facebook said it was already public information.

One user, going by the name of lusifer69, described the list as "awesome and a little terrifying".

The file has spread rapidly across the net.

People did not understand the privacy settings and this is the result.
Facebook has a default setting for privacy that makes some user information publicly available. People have to make a conscious choice to opt-out of the defaults.



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PostSubject: Re: Details of 100million Facebook Users published   Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:19 pm

Bloody Hell,
I'm glad I dont go on facebook like my friends at work,
you never know how safe these sites are.


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PostSubject: Re: Details of 100million Facebook Users published   Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:50 am

they are as safe as the information you put on them.

I personally use a throwaway email for facebook, with an inbox i never check.

My details are half truths, enough for friends to find me only, but nothing completely true, even my phone number is only the last 6 digits, so people can check they have the right one.

Treat the internet as an open book, and never type information anywhere which you do not wish anyone to see.

The fascination with posting all your details, bra size and how often you trim your toenails eludes me.
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PostSubject: Re: Details of 100million Facebook Users published   Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:37 am

my bra size is xxxx i bite my toenails down to the knuckle lol



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PostSubject: Re: Details of 100million Facebook Users published   Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:37 am

You do? affraid


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