Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Our local news has featured the virus problems on FB many times, but the viruses don't come from Facebook itself (at least not yet, so far), but from the applications that people sign up to use. Anyone can make an application (just look at the spelling on some of those quizzes!) and post it to FB and get others to use it and some people have malicious intentions. That's why you have to give permission for the applications to access your info before you can use them.
I rarely open the applications, but when I do, I make sure others have been the guinea pig before me. If several of my contacts have been using it for a while without problem then I may give it a shot if I'm still interested. Patience is definitely a virtue when it comes to FB apps!