Chuck Norris and Facebook privacy

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Controversy has stirred up on the internet regarding an interview posted on The Rumpus website with what is claimed to be an anonymous Facebook employee.

The interview claims that Facebook tracks every move you make on the social networking website. In other words, every time you look at a friend’s profile, send a poke, or take any other action on Facebook, the action is recorded.

From this data, Facebook could – potentially – be able to determine which of your friends you interact with the most, whose photo galleries you check the most often, etc. You can probably imagine the possible privacy implications of this.

And you thought there might be a lot of CCTV cameras in your town..

In addition, it was alleged in the interview that a universal master password existed that allowed Facebook employees to log into…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.