Facebook makes it easy for anybody to ‘declare you dead’!
Quotes

Facebook makes it easy for anybody to ‘declare you dead’!

Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013, 11:09
 
 Comment 0
 
Facebook makes it easy for anybody to ‘declare you dead’!
Washington: It doesn’t take much to convince social networking giant Facebook that somebody is dead, a report has revealed.

Facebook created a feature intended to hold profiles for deceased people, so that only directly connected family and friends can view or leave tributes or messages in memory of the departed.

But the feature, that was intended to be a sensitive and respectful service, has become a weapon for mischievous types looking to mess with other.

According to ABC News, by simply going to the “Memorialization Request” page and filling out a form, including a link to an obituary, anybody can take someone else off Facebook.

The obituary needs to have the same name (or at least a close name), but doesn’t need to match any other details on the profile, the report said.

When pages are memorialized, they are removed from sidebars, timelines and friend suggestions and searches, the report added.

The report pointed out that this is likely to prevent people from seeing their friends who have died pop up on their newsfeed, and to prevent people from hacking into the accounts of dead people.

ANI



First Published: Monday, January 07, 2013, 11:09


Comments


comments powered by Disqus
BRICS Annual Summit 2014
BRICS Annual Summit 2014
Tata Zest Standout Features: In Pics
Tata Zest Standout Features: In Pics
New car launches in July
New car launches in July
Tata Zest first drive review: In pics
Tata Zest first drive review: In pics
Google I/O 2014
Google I/O 2014

Web Wrap
Contact Us : Privacy Policy : Legal Disclaimer
Copyright © Zee Media Corporation Ltd. All rights reserved