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Facebook has become the most recognizable social networking site in the world. Millions of people populate the site every day to stay in touch with friends and family. It’s one of those things that if you aren’t on facebook you are in the small minority.
For all the good that Facebook brings to the lives of the people around it, there are some things that people need to be aware of when it comes to the games you can play. Many of these games, like Farmville and Cityville, are very fun and entertaining games but they come with a bit of a sacrifice. When you sign up for these games you are allowing them to use your information.
This idea of sharing the information from your profile seems harmless, right? After all you might populate your friends user feed with a little bit of spam about the game, but there is more to the story than just that. You are giving them access to your personal information. This also allows them to access your friends profiles and their personal information. While you might not mind all that much, your friends certainly do.
The unfortunate part of this is that it’s difficult to play these very entertaining games without giving your friends information or access away. So, you have a decision to make. The personal choice to many is to avoid it to protect your own personal information. Facebook games are a fun way to pass the time, but there is always a price to pay for playing them. In this case it’s privacy.