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Facebook Ireland Accused of Creating ‘Shadow Profiles’ On Users, Nonusers
Laura Locke – CNET News, 24 Oct 2011

The startling charges against the social-networking giant come from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (IDC), which is launching a “comprehensive” investigation against Facebook Ireland for extracting data from current users–without their consent or knowledge. Names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, work information, and perhaps even more sensitive information such as sexual orientation, political affiliations, and religious beliefs are being collected and could possibly be misused, Irish authorities claim.

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