facebook_privacy_149821721A new Facebook privacy investigation shows popular apps such as Farmville, Mafia Wars, and some quizzes have been selling user information to advertisers along with details like the user’s name. Advertisers mainly seek user information so they can build advertising campaigns around personalized information like what types of websites you visit, what type of products you “like,” etc. The other alarming aspect of this blatant invasion of privacy is that advertisers are choosing to sell personal information to sites that allow others to search for your personal information like address and e-mail address.

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facebook-appsAs the largest social networking website in the world, Facebook gets bombarded with new applications on a daily basis, and trying to manage each and every one of them is extremely hard. The sheer volume of applications is one of the main reasons why Facebook is constantly under scrutiny for security.

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