If you’re a member of Facebook, which let's face it, we all are, this will come as chilling news to you – last night an internet hacker released details of 100 million user profiles online, just to prove a point.
Facebook’s privacy settings have been a constant source of debate for years now, with everyone except FB’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg in favour of keeping private data, er private. The hacker managed to sneak into Facebook’s mega-frame database and take user info including Ids, URLs and other info from 1/5 of its half a billion users.
Since the 2.8GB document has appeared on various torrent sites, it has been downloaded an estimated 350,000 times. That number is rapidly rising. Facebook have since commented on the violation: ‘people who use Facebook own their information and have the right to share only what they want, with whom they want, and when they want. No private data is available or has been compromised.’
Note to Facebook: If I want to share photos of me being out of my tiny mind on over-priced cooking lager then I want to be able to share that with who I choose!