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Many Facebook Users Are at Risk

Many U.S. Facebook users leave themselves open to having their information stolen and houses (not the ones on Farmville) broken into, according to a new study by Consumer Reports. It looked only at Facebook, since that is by far the largest social networking site.

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Will Google Sell Your Identity?

The problem with Google’s new Privacy Policy is not what it says, but what it doesn’t say. Google may still be able to use your information in ways you don’t want, including selling enough of it to others who could identify you...along with your browsing history. Learn how to opt out.

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Online Data Privacy: US vs. Europe

This is the third article in our series about trackers and internet privacy laws. Click here to start with the first article. here is no general U.S. law restricting the use of someone's personal information. There are some very good laws that prevent the release of certain kinds of data. For example, health care providers can’t disclose protected health care information without the patient's consent (1). But, it's generally not illegal for someone to use or disclose your personal information, especially once you voluntarily provide it; like to social networking sites. Europe is generally more pro-consumer; and is considering adopting some very strict data privacy laws.

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