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Dating website imports 250,000 unwitting Facebook accounts

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by trooper, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. trooper

    trooper Regular Member

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    How do you launch a dating site with 250,000 members on the first day? :D

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    http://www.neowin.net/news/dating-website-imports-250000-unwitting-facebook-accounts
     
  2. locknload007

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    I was thinking of doing something like this, but not a dating site.
     
  3. locknload007

    locknload007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What kind of queer would give me a negative rep for my post above? To do it and say "suure you did" What a fucken faggot.


    02-12-2011 02:57 AM suure you did

    If the moron would pull her head out of her ass, she would know that it is possible for others to think big. My thought process was that many people search names, their friends, new girlfriends/boyfriends, so if I had a site with names from cities of people they are looking for, then they would sign up for my site. If the moron would of actually did a search, they would of seen that I actually asked about scraping FB for this type of info, instead mrs small penis just has to throw her power around and give out negative reps because her mom cut off the internet on Feb 11th and she could not check out the porn for a day.
     
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  4. Jorod

    Jorod BANNED BANNED

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    Is your site actually a dating site or search facebook members?
     
  5. Crazy

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    Damn, that's a tight idea. I laughed when I saw FB was pissed. Wish FB would read this: the data is public big boy, therefore no terms were accepted. Secure the data and you solve your problem. But no, instead they waste money on legal action.
     
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    thats a very good point! Although surely if you are using it for your own it would be like plagiarism?
     
  7. Grizzy

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    Well I'm not a laywer, but I'm not so sure on that one.. Slickcash forked over 500k as part of a settlement becuase they tired to pull some very similar shit with FB. It doesn't matter if the data you are scraping is available publically elsewhere, and it doesn't matter if FB makes minimal efforts to secure such data.. what matters is how (and for what purpose) you access Facebook's servers and what can be proved in court. California courts have ruled in FB's favour in past similar cases, I wouldn't be surprised to see them do the same here.
     
  8. Rasputin78

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    This sucks FB was already getting tighter and tighter now they will probably make it so tight no one will be able to use automated tools for IM except the big boys :(