Feel like your personal data is safe behind Facebook’s burly privacy protections? New Facebook news site FBHive launched Monday with reports of a simple privacy hack in the popular social network that left everyone’s personal information on view to prying eyes. The hack has since been fixed, but reports that Facebook knew about the exploit for months and just now got around to fixing it are hardly comforting. It’s just one more painful reminder that nothing online is as secure as it appears. This and other chilling tales of online excitement in today’s SmartBrief on Social Media bonus tracks.
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