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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

In your face with Facebook

If you have taken the jump into Facebook, or have been thinking about it, have a read of this examination of the privacy issues by James Massola in New Matilda.

The friendly invitation to allow Facebook to search your address book in order to see how many of your friends were already signed up is one thing. The suggestion that you give them the email addresses of other friends who might like to know you now feature is another.

In both cases they keep the information and their privacy policy puts you on notice that the company "may share your information with third parties including responsible companies with which we have a relationship".

Massola rightly suggests enter with caution, and enjoy if you must.

I've got the message.

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