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Your Facebook profile could expose you
Your Facebook profile could expose you

A 1997 MIT study found that 87% of the country's population can be uniquely identified simply by knowing a person's birthday, gender, and zip code -- all information that Facebook users routinely put on their profiles.

In 2000, 100 billion photos were shot worldwide, according to Future Image analyst Tony Henning. In 2010, there were 2.5 billion photos uploaded by Facebook users alone -- each month.

What's the connection?

With new facial recognition software able to match offline faces to a rapidly growing number of online photos, your face can soon be linked to all the information you post to Facebook. And that information can be connected to a host of potentially sensitive information about you.

Last updated August 09 2011: 6:59 PM ET
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