I can see your Facebook pictures

If you’re anxiously waiting for Microsoft to announce how many patches the company will release next Tuesday, here’s some interesting reading material.

Remember the news stories about employees getting fired, or applicants not getting jobs, because of sketchy material on their MySpace pages?

This could happen more frequently now as Facebook has announced that parts of user profiles will be searchable by outside engines.

And social networking websites, as many of us are aware, are a prime spot for some people to post photos of whatever they did last weekend – especially if they had a few drinks beforehand.

Of course, Facebook users can avoid such a mess by setting their profiles to private – a wise choice, both in terms of user-friendliness and privacy, by Facebook.

So if you hear a loud typing sound, it could be the echo of a few million teenagers and twenty-somethings rushing to change their settings.

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