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Private no more

Facebook’s new privacy policy is ‘so not done’.

By: AROMA SAH
| Updated on: Dec 21 2009, 17:35 IST

With Facebook changing its privacy settings, most users are fearful that their personal information would be leaked to random people and snooping employers. Unless you alter them, the new default Facebook settings allow anyone, and not just your friends, to view your profile, fan pages, photos and friends list.

"I have removed some wild party photos I had posted," says Prateek, a banker.

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Posting a funny comment or being a fan of a community is also something that one has to be careful about, as the person checking your profile may be a snooping employer. Saurabh, a software professional says, "A lot of my friends have the same skill set as I do. My boss, while checking my profile, can visit these friends' profile, and can find them more impressive. I can lose my job."

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Even spam mails and requests are a problem. Nishita Baderia, an architect says, "With security settings being revised, all my information are visible to whosoever wishes to visit my profile. I suddenly got a number of shady characters requesting for friendship. This new policy is so not done."

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First Published Date: 21 Dec, 16:40 IST
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