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Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Internet |

Experiment shows the dangers of not protecting our privacy on Facebook

Experiment shows the dangers of not protecting our privacy on Facebook

Callum Haywood, British student 18 years, presents an interesting experiment to warn about the dangers of exposing too much of our private information on and the Internet, without taking adequate safeguards in this respect.

What was done was to open a website called under the control weknowwhatyouredoing.com (we know what you’re doing. com), which featured on the cover controversial comments that people make on Facebook, classified into four columns: Who wants to be fired ?-with messages of hate-heads, who has a hangover?, who are taking drugs? and Who has changed his telephone number?

These messages are taken directly from publications not private data that everyone can see and that are easy to assemble thanks to an API, although as demonstrated in this experiment, the messages posted are pretty embarrassing. That is why at the end of the page Haywood gives us wise counsel: “We believe that you must stop.”

This project takes only 27 hours (and counting) online and kneaded and one hundred thousand unique visitors, demonstrating the success of an idea whose purpose is to open our eyes in a very explicit.

Link: We Know What You’re doing

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