Facebook Backlash Sparks Transparency Tools

The continuing backlash against Facebook’s growing power on the web and its ongoing push to make its users share more data has inspired hackers to develop transparency tools that demonstrate the site’s privacy threats. You can see some of them listed here if you want to see what information is locked down and which is public.
Among these is the Facebook privacy scanner available at reclaimprivacy.org is a simple bookmark tool that you run while logged into your own Facebook profile. It checks your privacy settings, tells you what information is locked down and which is public.

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About Vivek Bhaskaran

Vivek Bhaskaran is the President and CEO of Survey Analytics.

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