Your Facebook Details May Be Published On File-Sharing Site

July 29, 2010 3:37pm CST
Another blunder by Facebook has just been revealed where it is believed that as many as 100 million users' data which had not been hidden by Facebook's "User Privacy Settings" had been collected and available for download on the internet. On Pirate Bay, the world's biggest file-sharing website, the list was being distributed and downloaded by more than 1,000 users, but it is believed it will be accessed by thousands more in a matter of days. I can understand that Facebook has a default setting for privacy that makes some user information publicly available but with the rampant misuses and abuses I just have to disagree with Facebook's stance statement of not changing it the other way round after what has happened in this privacy episode. As Facebook is a social networking site, it should not operate like some online find a friend site and that the users' privacy setting be one which is private than open from the start. With the popularity and population increasing, I really hope that Facebook will change its privacy policy when members inside includes tenderly young aged children. What is your opinion here? Read more:
2 responses
• United States
29 Jul 10
wow am glad i have read this because i didn't know all of this is very informative and interesting...i use facebook but am not a popular fan of it because of what you had mention about...i heard about it on the news months ago about facebook been selling it's members to other companies without members consent...they probably soon be sued.
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• Singapore
30 Jul 10
DOLLYBABY, Lawsuit Sad to say that this will need a concerted effort to hang this on Facebook's neck but there again, Facebook may just walk away with murder when they can actually claim that they have a (great joke) privacy control setting. I feel that with this incident, you may want to reconsider your current privacy settings in Facebook before you find trouble visiting you. Or, better still that Facebook changes their current default. I prefer the latter, considering what dangers it poses. Do you agree?
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
29 Jul 10
too bad
• Singapore
30 Jul 10
mimiang, Well it is really bad, considering the fact that killers, rapist, pedophiles, chain killers or the likes could have data you may want to consider hiding which includes your hometown, birth date, age, phone number, current city and e-mail address. How do you like these odds stack on you?