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How Can We Protect Our Privacy on Facebook? Here are 5 Ways

Imagine overhearing the following conversation:<p><p>Company X: “I’d like you to give me access to your personal data (email, birthday, address, etc.), a list of a hundred of your friends, family, and acquaintances, and permission to use that information in whatever way I choose.”<p>Individual Y: “And what do I get in return?”<p>Company X: “You get to take a quiz that tells you what Lord of Rings character you are.”<p>Individual Y: “Sounds like a fair trade.”<p>You might think that no one would be foolish enough to engage in such an exchange. But I have. And if you use Facebook, chances are you have too. But even if you’ve never taken an online quiz or accepted a game request, your friends may have given away your private information.<p><span style="font-size:10px;"><em>Photo courtesy: &copy;Thinkstock/SasinParaksa</em></span></p>