Group takes control of dozens of Facebook sites

by admin November 11, 2009 at 12:05 pm

A group called Control Your Info has hijacked a number of Facebook sites, aiming to call attention to privacy issues.

“We have seen too many examples where friends and relatives of ours have suffered from their lack of in-depth knowledge concerning their online presence,” says the group on its website. “After some research we discovered this is a wide spread problem. People have even lost their jobs over Facebook content. We wanted to do something about this.”

Using a quick Google search, the group found a number of sites that had been left without an administrator – and appointed itself. “We did not hack anything. Once we were administrators we owned the groups and could have changed any setting. We chose to change the picture, the name and the description of every group,” it says.

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