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


Facebook says: "Likes" Young Republicans; Credit: Mark "The Cobrasnake" HunterCredit: Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

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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

Facebook says: “Likes” Hooked on Phonics

Credit: Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Credit: Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter

Facebook says: “Likes” Vaseline

Credit: Timothy Norris

Credit: Timothy Norris

Facebook says: “Likes” classic literature

Credit: Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Credit: Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter

Facebook says: “Likes” Tampax

Credit: Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss

Credit: Josh “CuriousJosh” Reiss

Facebook says: “Likes” Co-dependents Anonymous

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Facebook says: “Likes” Nitrous Oxide

Credit: Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Credit: Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter

Facebook says: “Likes” Plan B

Credit: Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss

Credit: Josh “CuriousJosh” Reiss

Facebook says: “Likes” Wienerschnitzel

Credit: Colin Young-Wolff

Credit: Colin Young-Wolff

Facebook says: “Likes” Allstate Auto Insurance

Credit: Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Credit: Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter

Facebook says: “Likes” Coca-Cola

Credit: Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Credit: Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter

Facebook says: “Likes” Farmville

Credit: Lina Lecaro

Credit: Lina Lecaro

Facebook says: “Likes” Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Facebook says: “Likes” O.J. Simpson

Credit: Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Credit: Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter

Facebook says: “Likes” Vanilla Ice

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Facebook says: “Likes” Super 8 Motels

Credit: Erin Broadley

Credit: Erin Broadley

Facebook says: “Likes” TextsFromLastNight.com

Credit: Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Credit: Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter

Facebook says: “Likes” the Psychic Friends Network

Credit: Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter

Credit: Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter

Facebook says: “Likes” Travelocity

Credit: Colin Young-Wolff

Credit: Colin Young-Wolff

Facebook says: “Likes” Chatroulette

Credit: Colin Young-Wolff

Credit: Colin Young-Wolff