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Duo scrapes 1M Facebook profiles to create mock 'dating' site

Jaikumar Vijayan | Feb. 7, 2011
Caper apparently designed to highlight vulnerability of personal data on social sites

Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt said in an e-mailed statement that scraping people's information from its site is a violation of its terms.

"We have taken, and will continue to take, aggressive legal action against organizations that violate these terms," Schnitt noted. "We've already been in touch with Lovely-Faces to demand that they delete the data and we will take additional action as necessary."

 

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