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  1. Facebook Claims Site Scraper Responsible for Leak of 1 Million User Emails

    As we mentioned yesterday, users may have changed their privacy settings between the time the information was harvested and when the list was compiled, on October 13th, 2012. Some appear to have been created after the last major privacy breach...

  2. Facebook & Twitter Apps Exploited to Profit From Private Data

    The seller claims to have collected the information over a period of six months, meaning users might have changed their privacy settings between the time of collection and our verification. Shopov published a post on Oct.titled, “I just bought more...

  3. Facebook-Datalogix Partnership to Track Offline Purchases by 100 Million+ Households

    Facebook assures privacy watchdogs the user data will be anonymized via encryption and that no personal user information will be shared with Datalogix. Under terms of that settlement, which was finalized last month, Facebook agreed to obtain users...

  4. 2 Handy Twitter Apps for Marketers: ThinkUp and SocialBro

    Another cool thing about ThinkUp is that allows you to customize your privacy settings. ThinkUp is a free open source web app that captures all of your activity on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ and keeps it in a database that...

  5. Your Facebook Data File: Everything You Never Wanted Anyone to Know

    See, Facebook wants you to feel safe and warm and fuzzy about controlling your own privacy. But the extent to which they collect and keep information users may not even realize they are giving Facebook in the first place - or believe they’ve...

  6. Facebook F8 Wrapup: Timeline, Ticker, GraphRank for Users & Marketers

    There are obvious privacy concerns here and Facebook is no stranger to public floggings over privacy issues. The new apps and profile, however, seem to have convinced him that sacrificing user data privacy is worth it in the long run.

  7. Virtuality & Mortality: Who Owns The Online Content We Create After We Die?

    However, this bill ultimately may pit itself against Facebook's own Terms of Service, in which people give up some control of their IP rights: "For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos ("IP content"), you...

  8. Class Action Suit Targets Google for Revealing Users Search Queries

    A "privacy loophole" found on social networking sites, including Facebook and MySpace, allowed for data to be shared with advertisers through referrer headers sent by browser software -- data that could potentially be used to identify users in...

  9. Facebook Places Banks On Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, Booyah Steam

    Despite Facebook's best efforts to explain their fully customizable privacy settings, the company has not assuaged fears over that part of the "deal. By default, the check-ins are visible to "Friends only" but Facebook is providing its users with a...