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Web Watchdogs Dig for Privacy Flaws, Bark Loud

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 12:04 AM
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Web Watchdogs Dig for Privacy Flaws, Bark Loud


online.wsj.com

As Web users entrust their life facts to Facebook Inc. and other websites, they are storing valuable personal information online where it could be exposed to marketers, fraudsters or simply people who aren't the intended viewers.

That has spawned a subculture of self-appointed watchdogs who monitor Facebook and other sites for privacy and security lapses—most recently, an AT&T Inc. website was breached to obtain the email addresses of some iPad users. The watchdogs tend to be professors,
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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 12:04 AM
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For ATS'ers who have active Facebook accounts, please restrict the availability of your personal information and choose wisely who can access your personal stuff on Facebook i.e. your Facebook friends.

It's no secret that whatever you post online can be accessible to anyone with a PC, web browser and modem, even to the Facebook administrators.

online.wsj.com
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