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Facebook goes public

Facebook Opens Up To Public Search

One of the great features of Facebook was privacy. You could be assured that what was in Facebook remained in Facebook. However, that illusion might be ending soon.

Tonight, Facebook launches a “public listing search” which allows anyone to search for a specific person. The company says that the information being revealed through these listings is minimal and much less than the information available to someone logged into the Facebook network.

Apparently, this started back in May, but I was blissfully unaware until now.

I…don’t know how I feel about this one. I know for a friend of mine, the whole it being private thing is really important. On the other hand, I’ve always thought that anything you stick on the internet can never really be private and that you shouldn’t put it out there if you don’t want someone finding out.

It would have been nice for this to be a bit more publicised though. However, much like most of the stuff that pops up on my facebook homepage, it probably would have been ignored if it did (and it may well have!).

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Rachel on September 16th 2007 in Internet