A new hole in Facebook allows members to see the fan pages of people on the networking site who they aren't friends with, an outside researcher revealed on Friday.

In verifying the hole, CNET News--signing onto the site as someone who is not a designated "friend" of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg--was still able to see that he is a fan of Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, Green Day, Nirvana, Central Park, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Apple Students.

All a would-be spy has to do is go to anyone's profile page, click on the "Info" tab and hover the mouse over the "see all" hot link at the top right of the list of fan pages. The URL for the fan pages appears at the bottom of the Web page and can be cut and pasted into a new window. Replacing the serial number of the user in the URL with the serial number of a target user (which anyone can find) will then take you to that user's fan page.


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