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[CNet]'Socialbots' steal 250GB of user data in Facebook invasion

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Programs designed to resemble humans infiltrated Facebook recently and made off with 250 gigabytes of personal information belonging to thousands of the social network's users, researchers said in an academic paper released today.
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I saw this coming a couple weeks ago. A group of my friends has befriended a couple of people that I had never met. I got the requests as well. I asked my friends in person who these people were sending requests, and they all said "I only friended him because someone else had, I don't know who that is."

People are so stupid.
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Just don't add people who you don't know?
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Just make sure your security doesn't allow friends of friends, and don't add random people.
 
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A friend of mine befriended about 5 different people who live on a different continent. I was told that "he's a cool guy"

I could not facepalm enough
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It's sad that people will add random people just to get their friends count up.
    
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I saw this coming a couple weeks ago. A group of my friends has befriended a couple of people that I had never met. I got the requests as well. I asked my friends in person who these people were sending requests, and they all said "I only friended him because someone else had, I don't know who that is."

People are so stupid.
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Just don't add people who you don't know?
Too hard for some people.
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Information you post in the internet, ends up being on the internet. I can't see the major problem here. Obviously the information being taken is bad but... YOU put it on there users of facebook.
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People who just add other people just for fun or to have more "friends" deserves this to happen to them. Luckily I don't add random people and I don't have a load of my personal information on my facebook page

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I saw this coming a couple weeks ago. A group of my friends has befriended a couple of people that I had never met. I got the requests as well. I asked my friends in person who these people were sending requests, and they all said "I only friended him because someone else had, I don't know who that is."

People are so stupid.
Does that mean you are not people lol jk
    
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That's why your profile should be private, and don't add people you don't know.
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