Using the Facebook Graph for Getting Anybody's Profile Information

Facebook’s flaut of privacy information continues to be a public concern.  Take for example the ease with which anyone who knows my username can obtain a set of data from me by typing in the following URL in your browser.

http://graph.facebook.com/ashant.chalasani – Try it!

I’m not afraid of revealing this information to existing friends or people I wish to befriend on the Internet, but it was definitely not intended for the scores of marketing and CRM companies who put a dollar-value on such identity related information.

But with a fat list of Terms & Conditions, Facebook is allowing itself to reveal this data to everybody, without offering me a choice to restrict it.

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