Friday, November 18, 2011

How much does Facebook know about you? (Switzerland); Wisdom Quarterly
(Sweden The Local,

This summer, Austrian law student Max Schrems asked Facebook to send him all the data they had on him.

What he received was a massive 1,200-page file. But that wasn’t the biggest surprise. He discovered that the social networking site had kept data he had deleted from his account, like messages and photos, and for its own use, they imported contacts from his personal e-mail account, all of this without his knowledge.
Now, Schrems has lodged 22 complaints against Facebook for data protection breaches. WRS’s Dave Goodman talks to social network specialist Olivier Glassey, a senior lecturer and sociologist at the University of Lausanne, who says that he is not at all surprised.

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