What Facebook Quizzes Know About You

Sarah Perez writes: “The Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has put together a campaign to raise awareness of privacy issues surrounding Facebook applications, in particular quizzes. According to this group, the millions of Facebook users taking quizzes are revealing far more personal information to application developers than they are aware of. This is mostly due to the fact that Facebook’s default privacy settings allow access to all your profile information. Want to see how bad the problem is? Just take the ACLU’s Facebook Quiz (Facebook login required) and prepare to be shocked.”…

ReadWriteWeb, Aug. 27

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on September 3, 2009, in Facebook, Privacy and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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