Friday, 3 December 2010

Facebook being used by debt collectors

Privacy horrors, indeed - this news report by The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal is a few weeks old but I've only just seen it. Debt collectors contacting the debtor's friends on Facebook!

The article points out that Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn etc are great for helping debt collectors to track down people.

Facebook told The Atlantic that they think this sort of thing may breach their policies not to mention various laws, and ought to be reported to them. Quite.

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