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PostSubject: Details of 100million Facebook Users published   Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:02 am

This is shocking how personal data is so easily taken The Full Story Is Here

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Personal details of 100m Facebook users have been collected and published on the net by a security consultant.

Ron Bowes used a piece of code to scan Facebook profiles, collecting data not hidden by the user's privacy settings.

The list, which has been shared as a downloadable file, contains the URL of every searchable Facebook user's profile, their name and unique ID.

Mr Bowes said he published the data to highlight privacy issues, but Facebook said it was already public information.

One user, going by the name of lusifer69, described the list as "awesome and a little terrifying".

The file has spread rapidly across the net.

People did not understand the privacy settings and this is the result.
Facebook has a default setting for privacy that makes some user information publicly available. People have to make a conscious choice to opt-out of the defaults.

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