“What are the differences between Mark Zuckerberg and me? I give private information on corporations to you for free, and I am a villain. Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he is Man of the Year”
Julian Assange – editor in Chief of Wikileaks
Among the few things that have gathered more attention than facebook are its infamous privacy settings. On March 2011, Facebook indicated in a letter to Rep. Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Barton (R-TX) that it will go forward with a proposal to provide users’ addresses and mobile phone numbers to third-party application developers. That in itself raises some concerns but according to the latest update to privacy settings, your information can be legally shared with people in your network and with companies which are more than willing to sell you stuff. If you do not take the necessary precautions: your profile picture, your data and your list of friends could be displayed on the next Google search.
In this post we will walk you through the steps to stop sharing your facebook data with search engines.