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It doesn’t take much for an identity thief to gather a wealth of information from an unguarded Facebook account.  And even those who have their Facebook profiles restricted sometimes have found themselves sharing more than they wanted to, due to the way Facebook has allowed applications to bypass user settings.  In many cases, using a very basic application has meant granting that application full access to a person’s entire  Facebook profile, as well as allowing the app to post user information elsewhere and send the user emails.  This may well become a bigger issue than it has been in the past, with the advent of Timeline and its frictionless apps.

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