You know we’re all guilty in some way… that is those of us that hang-out online in social networking sites of not being as good at protecting our privacy as we should. Most of this is due to the complexity of the whole process.. it really is not straight-forward. Even some of my security friends are partially public online, with changes happening on FB so regularly it is difficult with our busy agendas to keep checking our privacy settings. For example if you are using FB as a tool to keep connected to just close friends and family you should try and have your profile unsearchable both within and outside of FB. This is possible with the privacy settings available.
Well now social networking sites are being forced, at least in California of doing something about this. Read more at SF Chronicle.