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5 Most Controversial Privacy Mishaps By Facebook

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 21 November 2013, 13:16 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: The consistent assurance by Facebook to its users on privacy policies fail to prove true most of the time. There are many instances of leaking out users’ personal information by the social media giant, where the  phone number, address and age have been provided to app developers. The facial recognition system designed to identify a person is the insecure tagging system where anyone can tag you without much of your permission. All these are considered to be violations of privacy. Listed below are the 5 most controversial privacy mishaps of Facebook as compiled by Business Insider.

#1 Information leakage

The malfunctioning of a third party app hooked up with Facebook led to a huge data leakage in 2011. Personal information of about 500 million users were in the hands of advertisers and analytics platforms. The trouble was notified to Facebook by the Internet security company Symantec.
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1: If what is stated about privacy of information on Facebook is true,why not Facebook authorities rectify it? Otherwise Facebook will be banned as is the case in some countries.
Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
Posted by:Anumakonda - 23 Dec, 2013