Why the Storify ability to publish "private" Facebook posts matters

Lani Rosales of AGBeat, armed with information from Julie Pippert, wrote a story the other day about how users with the Chrome Storify bookmarklet/plugin could bypass Facebook privacy settings and directly share content that doesn't even show up in Facebook search.

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  1. The article didn't blame Storify, but rather exposed a hole in online privacy. It pointed out that the user needs to be aware of privacy settings as well, and that you shouldn't assume that anything online is ever truly private.
  2. Some folks wisely pointed out what I always do: Online isn't really private.
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