That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings

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Ah, the new Facebook and what your "likes" say about you. As you've (hopefully) read by now, Facebook's new API turns the social networking site into a bargain bin of users' tastes to sift through, store and sell to companies like Microsoft, Yelp and Pandora. Facebook assigns marketing information to your stats, photos and any update you and your friends "like," and then shares that info with other companies so they can target you elsewhere on the Web. One giant step for Facebook world domination, one small step for personal privacy. You are being watched. Read more in Alexia Tsotsis' "What Privacy Settings?" and scroll through for examples of what Facebook sees when you "like" something.

Facebook says: "Likes" Young Republicans

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Facebook says: "Likes" Hooked on Phonics

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Facebook says: "Likes" Vaseline

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Timothy Norris

Facebook says: "Likes" classic literature

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Facebook says: "Likes" Tampax

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss

Facebook says: "Likes" Co-dependents Anonymous

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Shannon Cottrell

Facebook says: "Likes" Nitrous Oxide

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Facebook says: "Likes" Plan B

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss

Facebook says: "Likes" Wienerschnitzel

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Colin Young-Wolff

Facebook says: "Likes" Allstate Auto Insurance

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

 

Facebook says: "Likes" Coca-Cola

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Facebook says: "Likes" Farmville

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Lina Lecaro

Facebook says: "Likes" Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Shannon Cottrell

Facebook says: "Likes" O.J. Simpson

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Facebook says: "Likes" Vanilla Ice

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Shannon Cottrell

Facebook says: "Likes" Super 8 Motels

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Erin Broadley

Facebook says: "Likes" TextsFromLastNight.com

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Facebook says: "Likes" the Psychic Friends Network

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Facebook says: "Likes" Travelocity

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Colin Young-Wolff

Facebook says: "Likes" Chatroulette

That's What She Liked: 20 Reasons Why You Should Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Colin Young-Wolff

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