A week or so ago, we mentioned that sense that we have that somebody’s watching us. As it turns out, that someone may be Facebook. First, there was the bruhaha over the fact that FB keeps track of where you go, even after you leave their site. And now, due to an EU law that requires providers to turn over whatever records they may have about an individual upon that individual’s request, another kerfuffle has erupted. A couple of months ago, Austrian law student Max Schrems asked Facebook for all his personal data. What did he get? More than 1,200 pages of data, including:
… chats he had deleted more than a year ago, “pokes” dating back to 2008, invitations, and hundreds of other details. [Along with] … the exact times Max logged in and wrote messages, the times of day [of] messages he sent or received, Max’s friend network, the locations of the pictures he took in Vienna, and the most popular tags of Max’s messages.
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