If you haven't been lured into clicking the "Most Used Words On Facebook" link - good for you!  Your private data is more secure than 18-million other people.  The Facebook app that sprung from out of nowhere a couple of weeks ago has been convincing users to give up all of their private data with just a few quick clicks.

The South Korean company Vonvon is behind the trending app.  When you use it, you allow them to dig into your private information.  In order to get the so-called "word cloud" of your "most used words", you allow Vonvon to know the following things about you:

  • Name, profile picture, age, sex, birthday, and other public info
  • Entire friend list
  • Everything you’ve ever posted on your timeline
  • All of your photos and photos you’re tagged in
  • Education history
  • Hometown and current city
  • Everything you’ve ever liked
  • IP address
  • Info about the device you’re using including browser and language

After Vonvon has this data, you've given them the rights to sell it to other companies to do whatever they want to with it.  And - if you're having clickers-remorse and want to undo this privacy hole, think again;  there isn't a "take back".


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