Washington: A new website has been reported to have taken out embarrassing and potentially incriminating status updates from Facebook users who aren’t using the site`s privacy settings and posting them for the whole world to see.
The website, WeKnowWhatYoureDoing.com, who conducted the “social experiment” has become a nightmare come true for people who haven’t figured out how to make their profile private.
“I hate my boss so mch [sic], his so arrogant bloody a--,” the New York Daily News quoted “ltumeleleng S,” as saying in a status update seen on the site`s homepage.
According to the report, the site pulls in the status updates from Facebook``s Graph API, a developer tool, and simply posts them in list format for anyone to see.
Callum Haywood, 18, the site`s creator, although admitted on his site`s "About" page that people likely don`t want others to see indiscretions on his site, however, he blamed Facebook users for not properly understanding their privacy options.
Haywood explained that his site is meant to be a learning tool, explaining how users can set their privacy settings to limit who can see their profiles.
A disclaimer on the site warns people who have seen their updates on the site that he “does not accept any responsibility or liability … for any loss or damage of whatever nature … [from] the information on this site.”
The posts aren`t just limited to people ranting about their bosses, but also include updates about how hungover people are, who`s taking drugs and who`s got a new phone number.