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I recently covered the story of Facebook’s new search tool, Graph Search and since then some serious privacy concerns have emerged.

A blog called Actual Facebook Graph Searches has been created on Tumblr to post screenshots of some controversial searches people have actually done with the tool.

Facebook users have typed in all sorts of queries from the comical “Tesco employees who like horses” (presumably to offload lots of horseburgers) to the more disturbing “Single women who like getting drunk.”

Amazingly, their searches pulled up lots of matches and that’s where the concerns come in. A lot of information people don’t want to be made public will soon be just that.

The problem is that we don’t always actually like the things we “Like” on Facebook. Plus you may no longer actually “Like” something you Liked two years ago.

For example, a friend could have posted “I hate my iPhone” and back then, you agreed. In fact, you might not have agreed at all but you may have clicked Like so as to share the post on your wall because you thought it was so well written. You might even have disagreed but clicked Like so as to share it for your friends to see it because many people use the Like button as a way of bookmarking.

But if you were to go for a job at Apple, they could search for “people who hate iPhones” and your name would appear in the results. That’s not an everyday example, but you get the gist.

Once again it seems as though our privacy is not important to the social networks. We’ll have to wait to hear any official comment from Facebook, but bear in mind Graph Search is still being tested. Hopefully, the security concerns will be addressed before it becomes available to the masses.

Can you imagine all the different searches you might come up in? Are you worried? You should be.

What do you think? Is this a step too far for Facebook? Let me know in the comments below.