Bioethicist and all-around fascinating person Lori B. Andrews
  • Saverio Truglia
  • Bioethicist and all-around fascinating person Lori B. Andrews

And even if Facebook doesn’t wreck your life, it can quite possibly leak all kinds of out-of-context minutiae about you to those who might possibly want to abuse that information. Maybe.

This is according to an opinion piece in Sunday’s New York Times, “Facebook Is Using You,” by Lori Andrews, a bioethicist, novelist, professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and one of 29 fascinating Chicagoans profiled in our inaugural People Issue late last year.

Andrews, who in the People Issue likened her past work to “the cleanup person, like in Pulp Fiction,” was once tasked with swooping in (tuxedo-clad, no doubt) to assist “scientists [who] have done some humongo thing, and either the White House or the scientists themselves will call me and say, ‘Oh my goodness, did we violate any laws?'”

Now she wants to come to our rescue—in part because we’ve become the largely apathetic prey of data miners and privacy plunderers, among them the big, bad (or at least big, opportunistic) Facebook.