Privacy Blog

"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Your Facebook Friends could be Leaving You Vulnerable to Major Privacy Invasions

You read the news about Cambridge Analytica and all the other shady companies and decided to stop using Facebook? That’s a good idea but you are still vulnerable to Facebook stealing and misusing your private information.

If any of your friends or relatives were less careful, you could have ended up with Cambridge Analytica collecting private information like your phone number, who your family members are, all the places you or your friends or family have “checked in,” and which groups they’ve joined — including those whose very names and subjects might reveal private information, such as support groups for health conditions.

And really, who can trust that none of their hundreds of friends is careless?

Yes, your privacy and your secrets, if any, are in the hands of Cambridge Analytica and probably dozens of other questionable companies as well.

Should this be legal?

You can read all about this huge privacy invasion at

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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