incrediBILL - 1:02 pm on Sep 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
People that think anything that they post on the Internet is private, including Facebook, are completely naive.
For starters, anyone you give access to that "private" data can easily make a copy and repost it anonymously. Not to mention the fact that if they're running a Google Toolbar, Google already knows your pages exist and they know who's accessing your content.
Even that little bit of information is information as your private social network has now been exposed so identifying what other sites that private social network accesses can shed clues on what kind of data "might" be found on your private pages.
Scoff if you will, but identifying private social networks has value, such as determining potential terrorist groups, so the tighter you make your so-called privacy (illusion) the more red flags your little group might trigger to be watched.
If you want privacy, stay off the web.
Heck, if you really want privacy, stay in your house and never leave because you're being tracked everywhere you go, everything you do.
Basically, if you're on the internet and refuse to be indexed then it's a signal for the digital McCarthyism (McSchmidtism?) crowd to start sniffing about and FB is a nice big target.
Don't forget, Google does a lot of work for the Feds and even has ex-spooks working for them so anything is withing the realm of possibility.