5 Ways That Facebook Owns You

Sept 20, 2013 07:00 AM ET // by Talal Al-Khatib

If a stranger approached you asking for your name, age, phone number, names of family and friends, and interests, with the intent of sharing that information to more strangers, you’d probably be hesitant to readily give up that information. Yet that’s essentially what users do when they create their Facebook profiles.

All of that information about you isn’t owned by you. All of those personalized data points belong to Facebook, and there are ways all that sharing can come back to bite you.

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