Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Exposed On Facebook

Facebook's privacy policy once promised, "No personal information that you submit to Facebook will be available to any user of the Web Site who does not belong to at least one of the groups specified by you in your privacy settings."  Not any longer.

You can no longer keep private certain information on your profile. "Your current city, hometown, education and work, and likes and interests" will now be transformed into "connections," meaning that they will be shared publicly. If you don't want these parts of your profile to be made public, your only option is to delete them.

If you're under 18, you're information can still be shielded.  All others will be open to the marketers that Facebook is obviously wooing with these changes.  Also if you want to test your page for privacy, you can go to  It may not be a big deal to share your interest in pottery or your job, but you should know about it.

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