Facebook games you don't even play can now see your information

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Facebook Privacy AdvertisingThe funny thing is that you only have until March 23 to say anything about it. Facebook has updated its privacy policy once again (what happened to "opt-in?"), or rather renamed it and then changed it. According to ZDNet, Facebook games and applications will have access to your Facebook content and information regardless of whether you personally have used the apps or games.

Facebook's "Privacy Policy" is now known as its "Data Use Policy," which may as well say that Facebook will use your data regardless of whether you like it. Now, Facebook games and apps that your friends use or play can access your content and information. "When you, or others who can see your content and information, use an application your content and information is shared with the application," the new policy reads.

You could always delete your Facebook content after it's published, but what's the point in that on a social network, and besides: "When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer," the policy reads. "However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others)."

It seems that--unless enough users speak out--Facebook games will access your data one way or another (most likely for advertising and growth purposes). But Facebook reassures users that its applications and games are required "to respect your privacy, and your agreement with that application will control how the application can use, store, and transfer that content and information." Take a look at the updated policy in full, and if you're not happy, you have until tomorrow to speak your mind right here.

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