Results of a Wall Street Journal investigation published today show that many of the most popular Facebook applications have been transmitting personally identifying information—in some cases, even your friends' names—to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies.
The issue affects tens of millions of Facebook app users, including people who set their profiles to be completely private. The practice breaks Facebook's rules, and renews questions about its ability to keep identifiable information about its users' activities secure.
Uh-oh. Color me shocked that your Facebook information is not in a safe place. Also, that's what you get for playing those dopey games on Facebook.
At this point, I don't even know who I'm friends with on Facebook. I've hidden so many people from my feeds because of their gaming choices that I think I just follow myself. Which is good, because I'm pretty vain. Did you read what I had for breakfast yesterday morning? Insane, I know.
I will give you one bit of advice; If you're worried about Facebook privacy issues, don't sign up for Facebook.
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