Facebook Retroactively Makes More User Data Public

In yet another backtrack from their privacy policy, Facebook has decided to retroactively move more information into the public, the indexable part of profiles. The new profile parts made public are: a list of things users have become ‘fans’ of (now renamed to ‘likes’), their education and work histories, and what they list under ‘interests’. Apparently there is neither any opt-out nor even notice to users, despite the fact that some of this information was entered by users at a time when Facebook’s privacy policy explicitly promised that it wouldn’t be part of the public profile.

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