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Re-defining privacy!

Someone is trying to break into my accounts (Gmail & Facebook), I thought of this: If he kindly asked me, I'd pass it to him/her without any doubt!
I have only three conditions: 1- No delete , 2- For a limited time we agree upon, & 3- Tell me what you've learned about me from what I have... this is an open invitation BTW :)
... Just to put you on context, I have more than 7.5 GB of Emails in my Gmail account, and on Facebook, I have 5320 friends , 2554 followers more than 230 photo albums on Facebook (some of them contain over 200 pictures)...

I imagined this scenario :

Not this one:

Is it a violation of my friends privacy? What are the limits here?
Any many questions popped up in my mind...Your input is highly appreciated.


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  • Jan 20 2013: It is definitely a violation of your friends' privacy. Imagine him taking your pictures or that of your friends and creating something that shows them in bad light.

    Given your 3 conditions, I imagine it's fairly easy to cause you real harm.
    1. One could send emails, effectively, impersonating you. A resignation letter, a scandalous letter, etc.
    2. One could mine your data to discover information that could be used to "hack" into your bank account. Impersonating you to your bank's telephone support person becomes easier.
    ... and so on. I can think of more 'creative' uses given time.
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      Jan 24 2013: Thanks John for your input.

      First, I call for a definition of the term "friends" in this world we live in now. Yesterday, 23/1/2013 was my birthday...I received more than 200 "friendly" Happy Birthday messages... the common denominator between these messages is that I can not find a criteria to determine who is friend and who is not? Considering the fact that the notion of Birthday might be "strange" in my own culture and a few celebrate it.

      Second, If someone can mine my data to discover information/knowledge that I personally can't grasp...then Be my guest to do so... hack my bank account is less valuable for me "personally" than finding interesting new patterns.

      What do you think?

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