Belgian Tax Watchdogs Tracking Facebook, Netlog Updates

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From Robin Wauters on TechCrunch: Belgian Tax Watchdogs Tracking Facebook, Netlog Updates:


"Not entirely unexpected, but still weird to see it confirmed and acknowledged: the federal tax administration in Belgium, my home country, is keeping tabs on citizens (article in Dutch) via their Facebook and Netlog profiles and their activities on eBay and other social networking sites."


Most people really don’t realize how much information they are leaking online.  I spoke with a VC recently who monitors which entrepreneurs other VCs are linking to on LinkedIn; he said that gives him insight into which entrepreneurs are now actively raising capital.


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