Do you support Facebook’s proposed privacy policy changes?

Graham Cluley

Facebook has announced that it is proposing a change to their privacy policy.

One of things that Facebook wants to do is to make it possible for them to share your information automatically with “pre-approved” websites. That would mean that if you’re logged into Facebook and then visit a third party website, that site will be able to access the following:

  • your name
  • your profile picture
  • your gender
  • your friends and connections
  • your userid
  • any content shared using the “Everyone” privacy setting

In other words, you might visit a website and discover that it already knows who you are, your date of birth, where you live, who your friends are. All, without ever having given the site…

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.