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Are you (accidentally) giving away your private information on FaceBook?!?

Written By: Gary on August 29, 2009 One Comment

Wow! Did you realize how much information about yourself (and friends) gets shared when you take a quiz on Facebook?!?

facebook-dummies-51Xc1yYSzDL._SL160_.jpgDid you realize how much information of yours gets shared when a friend takes a quiz on FaceBook?!?

The ACLU has a FaceBook quiz that shows you how much quizzes can find out about you. It actually pulls some data (it takes a minute) and then shows you what it can get. Their quiz is only three questions long. At the end they have a link for going into FaceBook and adjusting your privacy settings for quizzes.

Even if you haven’t taken a Facebook quiz, you probably have a friend who spends all day doing so. But did you know that every quiz your friend takes gives quite a bit of information from your profile?!? I’m assuming the same information is given away to applications that you run?

PS – While you’re in FaceBook be sure to add me as a friend!

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One Response to “Are you (accidentally) giving away your private information on FaceBook?!?”

  1. *lynne* says on: 29 August 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Hi Gary,

    I’ve grown wary of all those FB quizzes, and even blog memes because I realised there was A LOT of info that you end up sharing while answering all sorts of inane questions…

    Didn’t realise all those quiz takers who were my FB friends were inadvertently enabling the quiz makers access to my info, tho!

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