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Facebook privacy scandal: A wake-up call for social media users

I have a daughter studying in a primary school in the central part of Singapore. Plus I like to shop for baby stuff such as diapers and toys.

All it took was a couple of hours online for Mr Ryan Flores, a researcher at cloud security solutions firm Trend Micro - and a casual contact whom I've not shared these details with - to dig up this profile of me by tracking my social media footprints.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 25, 2018, with the headline 'A wake-up call for social media users'. Print Edition | Subscribe