I read in the Des Moines Register today an article from the San Jose Mercury News about a warning from the ACLU about protecting your privacy on Facebook. And yesterday I had two 'odd' occurrences which I'm pretty sure were spam, spoofing or sending a virus: a fake text message sent to me and a notification on my Facebook application on iPhone that suggested a person in my friend's list had sent a quiz to me. The text message directed me to click to download or see something. Of course, I didn't - one reason being that the Facebook App on my iPhone has icons with each message but this one was missing a similar icon.
I have reported the fake SMS to the real person and the FB spoofing as well. And then, last night, I heard from a friend about her experience with spoofing from FB. Facebook does have a link for people who want to know how to handle spam, spoofs, phishing...I just wish they made it easier to find: go to the Facebook Security Help page: Security.
So: check out your privacy settings, report any problems to Facebook, and take ACLU's "quiz" to see how FB now handles your private information. The ACLU warns:
Even if your Facebook profile is "private," when you take a quiz, an unknown quiz developer could be accessing almost everything in your profile: your religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, pictures, and groups. Facebook quizzes also have access to most of the info on your friends' profiles. This means that if your friend takes a quiz, they could be giving away your personal information too.