Now, new website exposes 'embarrassing' Facebook status updates
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new website created by a British teenager is exposing the compromising status updates of Facebook, and seeks to teach users why privacy settings on the social network matter.
The site named 'We Know What You're Doing' (WKWYD), is the brainchild of 18-year-old web developer Callum Haywood.
The so-called "social networking privacy experiment", is proving incredibly popular, The Age reports.
According to Haywood's Twitter feed, WKWYD attracted over 100,000 people in its first 27 hours.
The site highlights the dangers of revealing private information on social networking services.
According to the report, WKWYD's search tool scours Facebook and Foursquare for key words such as 'hungover' and 'cannabis' and divides the findings into four categories:-"Who wants to get fired?", "Who's hungover?", "Who's taking drugs?" and "Who's got a new phone number?".
Haywood told CNN that he created the website to make people aware of the issues that are created when they post such information on Facebook without any privacy settings enabled.
"The people featured on the site are most likely not aware that what they post as 'public' can be seen by absolutely anybody, and that Facebook will happily give away this information to other websites via its Graph API," he added. (ANI)
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