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Before you take that Facebook quiz, learn what you could be giving up

Posted at 6:30 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 21:58:18-04
Think you can spot a Facebook scam? How about that funny quiz you took last week? You know, the one about which dog would be best for you. Harmless? Maybe not.
 
Data Doctors Ken Colburn says the makers of those quizzes want one thing...your information! By taking the quiz, you usually agree to certain stipulations, and those typically involve the quiz makers getting access to your Facebook account.
 
That could mean your birth date, religion or sexual orientation information, and it means everything you ever posted, and you don't know where the information is really going.
 
It could also put your friends at risk since they are connected with your account.
 
It's a good warning to check your Facebook privacy settings and to skip those "which Disney princess would you be" quizzes...as enticing as they may be.
 
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