There is an excellent article written by Destiny Aquino in the April 23, 2010 issue of The Brandeis Hoot about Facebook privacy and what an individual can do to manage who can see information that they choose to post on Facebook:
In addition, overnight Facebook announced a new feature called “Instant Personalization” which changed one of its default privacy settings. Now certain websites will be able to “personalize your experience using your public Facebook information. This includes your Name, Profile Picture, Gender, Current City, Networks, Friend List, and Pages”. The new default setting will allow these sites to “access any information you have made visible to Everyone … as well as your publicly available information.
Brandeis LTS Information Security recommends that every Facebook user review information on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website and make sure that your privacy settings are consistent with your choice of whether or not to reveal such information about yourself:
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