Wednesday, May 05, 2010

See What Facebook Publicly Publishes About You

With Facebook's new Open Graph API causing a privacy issue debate, many people are questioning what Facebook is publishing to the public. With the new API, one can do a simple data mining to mine private information.

Developer Ka-Ping Yee has created a simple tool that shows you what everyone else can see.


To check your profile for public information released to the open, all you need to do is type in your Facebook ID using the tool. Your ID is either in the form of string or some running numbers. Alternatively, you can search for your name or email address. Click on any of the metadata connection links to view any information you could have leaked unintentionally. To hide such information, go to Privacy Settings page on Facebook and set a tighter privacy setting.

What does Facebook publish about you and your friends? [via]

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