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Five dangers of facebooking: If you are using social website like Facebook then be aware while filling you personal information or other data. An expert has found five dangers about sharing information on social networking site Facebook. According to CBS news, senior editor of CSO (Chief Security Officer) Online, Joan Goodchild claimed that marketing efforts by the company may often result into a compromise on account holder’s privacy. He noted five hidden dangers of using Facebook on “The Early Show on Saturday Morning”. First risk can be sharing of your information with any third party for their use. Your ppivacy settings revert to a less safe default mode after each redesign. Be aware about malware which can harm your computer. Sometimes, Facebook ads may contain malware. Your real friends on Facebook can make you helpless unknowingly. It is also noticed that there are large number of scammer on Facebook which are creating fake profiles for scam purposes.

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Criticism of Facebook: Facebook has given a new meaning to social sites but there are several issues for which it is criticized. Earlier this week, fifteen privacy and consumer protection organizations filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. They alleged that Facebook is manipulating their privacy settings and making use of personal information to share with other for commercial purpose. It is not first time when such case has appeared. Even before in past Facebook had several issued like mining of personal data to third parties, safety of child, using advertising scripts and the inability of terminating account until whole data of person is not manually deleted. Several companies had even removed their adverts from this social networking site in year 2008. The reason given by those adverts were that they were being displayed on the pages of controversial persons and group on the site. Even Terms of Use of Facebook were criticizes. The detail has been removed about the cause detailing of automatic expiry of deleted content. Facebook has also faced issues regarding with censorship, on as well as off the site.

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Social networking site, Facebook: Facebook is among most popular social networking sites. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg along with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes while he was a student at Harvard University. Website’s membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. The website currently has more than 400 million active users worldwide. People using internet do not only search for information but also use several social sites and Facebook is counted among top social site and people give preference to this site because of its several features. One can meet new people on this portal and can also connect with known friends. Its game, puzzles, quizzes and other features further enhances its popularity among users. Some users are too addicted to website and use it for hours every day.

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