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Dark Stalking on Facebook - Tracking Invisible Identities

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 14:26:07 -0400


"But by far the most interesting part of all of this have been dark
users. Like dark matter, these users are not directly observable,
usually because they've completely disabled API access. In fact, some
of these users are completely dark unless you're a friend. They don't
show up in search results. They don't show up on friends' lists. You
can't send them messages. If you try to navigate to their user page
(assuming you know it exists), you get redirected back to your
homepage. These users have their privacy settings turned up real high,
and are supposed to be hard to find.

However like dark matter, dark users are observable due to their
effects on the rest of the universe...."


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