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Re: Some Guy Bought the Data of 1.1 Million Facebook Users
Along those lines, I don't have a Facebook account but my wife does. Unfortunately, she thinks nothing of posting personal information about her or me or anyone else there, because she thinks only her friends can see it - which is of course not at all true (we've had a few "discussions" about this). And potential real-world security issues abound here. For example, on my 50th birthday she announced "Happy Birthday!" to me on Facebook - not that I would ever see it, but all her friends did. And while I don't care if anyone knows how old I am, I do care who knows my actual date of birth (which is trivially deduced from her Facebook entry), because that is most certainly a potential security (identity theft) concern. So I made her delete that entry.