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Facebook App Flap Highlights Online Privacy Challenges

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


Facebook has acknowledged that some of the most popular applications on its site have been collecting and distributing data about Facebook users, in violation of the website’s rules. This development serves as a reminder to anyone who is active on the Internet: maintaining online privacy is an ongoing challenge.
Online privacy breaches can occur intentionally or unintentionally, but there are steps you can take to increase your protection. Use privacy settings to keep the highest possible walls around your information, and pay attention to changes and updates that might give you even more control. Most importantly, don’t put any information or images online if you want them to remain private. There are simply too many ways in which your online privacy can be compromised.
Get tips on Internet privacy to learn more ways to keep your information safe online.