03 May '12, 2pm

Many Facebook users unaware of privacy risks, says report

Many Facebook users unaware of privacy risks, says report

This Feb 1, 2012 photo shows the Facebook logo on a computer screen in Berlin. Many users of Facebook are unaware of the privacy risks from the massive social network site or fail to take adequate precautions, a report by Consumers Reports said on Thursday. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON (AFP) - Many users of Facebook are unaware of the privacy risks from the massive social network site or fail to take adequate precautions, a report by Consumers Reports said on Thursday. The report found nearly 13 million United States (US) Facebook users do not use, or are not aware of the site's privacy controls. An estimated 4.8 million Americans have posted about where they planned to go on a certain day - a potential tip-off to burglars, the report noted. And it found that 4.7 million have 'liked' a Facebook page about health conditions or treatments, details that insurers might use against ...

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