Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:43 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Privacy, Security, Encryption Personal details of 100m Facebook users have been harvested and published on the net by a security consultant. 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. BBC News
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by reconciliation on Thu 29th Jul 2010 19:43 UTC
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how much are 100 meters of facebook users?

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RE: meter?
by sorpigal on Fri 30th Jul 2010 15:52 UTC in reply to "meter?"
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If you're going to use an abbreviated unit without context or citation it should be an SI or metric unit. This avoids confusion.

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by Almafeta on Thu 29th Jul 2010 20:00 UTC
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Luckily, it turns out 68 million of these accounts were created automatically as part of a Farmville marketing scheme.

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v Metallica 92
by k.g.stoyanov on Thu 29th Jul 2010 21:04 UTC
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by Kroc on Thu 29th Jul 2010 21:31 UTC
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You guys have a point
by David on Thu 29th Jul 2010 21:56 UTC
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I guess you could also say that the personal details of more than 400 million Facebook users have been collected (by Facebook) and posted on the internet (on a site called Facebook).

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It's called....
by Phloptical on Thu 29th Jul 2010 23:02 UTC
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Problem solved. All that remains is to periodically run scans since FB likes to change your settings for you without you knowing about it.

All they really have to do is set everyone's default settings as "Friends Only" and the world would go on. Give people the option of changing it to 'Everyone'.

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I am old....
by judgen on Thu 29th Jul 2010 23:25 UTC
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I do not trust any service provider on the net. I never provide my real name (except on irc), i do not use facebook or twitter, i think they are both fad's and will go away as most others have in the past. I do not see the big deal.. In sweden we had something similar for small kids called lunarstorm, they would register ad do about everything that facebook does and with the same level of privacy. What most of the kids nowdays regret is still searchable and you can see kids at 6yrs that are now 16 years old complaining about privacy issues....

It all seems just silly to me.

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RE: I am old....
by sorpigal on Fri 30th Jul 2010 16:02 UTC in reply to "I am old...."
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I am the same way. Under pressure from friends I signed up for a facebook account... under a handle, as usual.

When I got on to the internet the first thing I was told was not to include my real name, age, birthdate, location or other personally identifiable information in my username/email address. Then, I was told never to tell anyone on the internet who you are.

It was only very reluctantly and carefully that I first made online purchases, because they wanted to know these things. I still carefully used handles until sites started checking that your credit card name matched the name on the form. (I still get snail mail spam for some of my handles).

Myspace, Facebook, these things are fads. Personal web sites on which you can publish things you have written, drawn or links to things you like are not fads. These are popularly known as "blogs" today, but have been around forever (geocities, angelfire... that's what these sites were used for). The other things facebook does is IM, mostly in an ICQ delayed delivery style. It's pretty much a means of sharing contact lists. None of this is remarkable and the implementation leaves much to be desired.

It will pass; it will all pass, but privacy leaks are forever.

Perhaps no one is telling internet users these days that privacy is king and that they must guard their own. Using your real name on the internet? At what point did it stop being common practice to tell people that doing that is dangerous? I like to think that I, and my fellow geeks, are leading-edge cases. Yesterday I railed about privacy on the internet and everybody thought I was a kook. Today I rail about privacy on the internet and everyone shrugs and says "That's just the way it is." Maybe tomorrow, when a whole generation of people have felt the negative effects of being too liberal with sharing their information, maybe tomorrow when I rant and rave about privacy on the internet people will listen.

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by xaeropower on Thu 29th Jul 2010 23:56 UTC
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Fukbook is for retards, we would be better off with irc and bbses.

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is it not a hoax???
by vargaviktor on Fri 30th Jul 2010 05:45 UTC
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no seed available. ;)
but near 7000 peer. ;)

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Exactly what ?
by kvarbanov on Fri 30th Jul 2010 07:42 UTC
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I don't really get all those privacy discussions - it's up to you whether you will disclose personal information - real name, email, phone (?!), street address - what kind of (social/entertainment) site asks about your street address (online store, perhaps yes) ? Country ? Maybe, but still, what's the output - someone is going to send me localized spam ? In my native language, on a hard copy ;) )) LOL. If some scammer is interested in my personal details, send me a PM, I will happily provide them, just out of curiosity.

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RE: Exactly what ?
by Adurbe on Fri 30th Jul 2010 12:32 UTC in reply to "Exactly what ? "
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You post your personal details, then low and behold... someone reads them.

Have to say, hardly a shock. Its interesting to see that it has become Facebook's 'fault'.

I would say some responsibility lies with the user, in what they show and what they post.

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by fretinator on Fri 30th Jul 2010 17:10 UTC
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Name: Fred Flintstone
Address: 222 Rocky Way
Phone: 7
Hobbies: Hunting, Gathering
School: No
Friends: Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble, John McCain
Apps: Quartz Wars

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