Stalkbook: Ultimate Facebook Stalking App
MIT graduate Oliver Yeh recently built a service called Stalkbook that he claims allows you to stalk people on Facebook even if you’re not friends with them on the social network. Yeh has a simple but malicious trick: he uses other Facebook users’ credentials to view whichever profile you want to stalk.
This is how the App works:
Whenever a person signs on to the application; not only does he reveal his or her own information but he also compromises all of his or her friends’ information too. So for example, if I sign on to the site, then my friend Trevor would also be signed on to the site because I’m friends with Trevor. And because with my credentials, I can see Trevor’s information. Now, everyone on the Internet can also see Trevor’s information by using my credentials. And as more people sign up to Stalkbook, you get this network effect, in which you only need perhaps 10 percent of Facebook to join to compromise 80 to 90 percent of Facebook.
Upon installation of the app you can go to a person’s page and click on ‘stalk’. Once you click this you are greeted with the following message: “Stalking is considered to be morally wrong. Why don’t you try talking to the person instead.”… Stalkbook shows that, getting around Facebook’s privacy settings isn’t as difficult as you’d think so whatever you end up sharing on Facebook will never truly be private. Thankfully thought this hasn’t been released publicly also Facebook’s rules don’t allow for such an app or service.
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