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Important Privacy Information for Facebook Users

Info about you & your friends is now shared with third party websites.

Logged into Facebook? Then specially chosen partners will be able to get lots of information about you and your friends without having to ask you. Think you can stop that by opting-out? Think again. Unless you block each new partner as they arise they'll still get info about you when your friends surf the web.

Source: "How to Opt Out of Facebook's Instant Personalization," The New York Times, April 23, 2010

Your personal profile information is now public.

Your hometown, your education, your interests - all moving to public pages. Don't want that information shared? Only choice is to delete this information from your Facebook profile.

Source: "Facebook in New Privacy Row, Claudine Beaumont," The Daily Telegraph, April 23, 2010

Your 'Likes' are now shared with the world outside of Facebook.

Instead of just liking things on Facebook, websites can now integrate a like button which lets Facebook users 'like' outside pages. This is mainly a great way for FB to collect a lot more information about user preferences. The fact that you 'like' a page is publicly available info.

Source: "Getting Control of your Facebook Privacy Settings," The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2010

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