gfxgfx
 
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
gfx gfx
gfx
76560 Posts in 13442 Topics by 2084 Members - Latest Member: MagixMark October 31, 2020, 10:07:24 pm
*
gfx*gfx
gfx
WinMX World :: Forum  |  Discussion  |  WinMx World News  |  Facebook in futile attempt to block perverts from Graph Searching for teens
gfx
gfxgfx
 

Author Topic: Facebook in futile attempt to block perverts from Graph Searching for teens  (Read 552 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/15/facebook_graph_search_young_people/

Quote
Facebook openly admits that it can't always be certain someone is the age they say they are. Policing the identities of 1 billion people online is a massive task and not one that is actually enforced by Facebook, given that it doesn't request - for example - copies of someone's passport or driving licence when they sign up to the site.

In other words, there are no controls in place to prevent a male adult from claiming to be a 14-year-old girl who attends a local school. He could then quite easily befriend kids on the network and then use Graph Search for online grooming purposes.

Facebook has an age restriction of 13 for the site, but many kids under that age are understood to be connected to the network. All of this makes it even more surprising that Graph Search - which relies heavily on revealing information to friends-of-friends - isn't limited to being an adults-only playpen.

If you are the resident computer guy/gal in your family, make sure you offer to help your family members with their facebook privacy settings or send them links such as below so they can learn.

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/11/the-total-facebook-privacy-guide/

Offline White Stripes

  • Core
  • *****
  • ***
  • Je suis aimé
best thing to do with facebook is block it at the firewall...

WinMX World :: Forum  |  Discussion  |  WinMx World News  |  Facebook in futile attempt to block perverts from Graph Searching for teens
 

gfxgfx
gfx
©2005-2020 WinMXWorld.com. All Rights Reserved.
SMF 2.0.17 | SMF © 2019, Simple Machines | Terms and Policies
Page created in 0.025 seconds with 26 queries.
Helios Multi © Bloc
gfx
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!