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Shocking! Facebook flaw exposes porn stars’ real name and vital information

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 October 2017, 16:21 IST
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Online social media and social networking giant Facebook has been accused of revealing personal information of porn stars and sex workers.

Various online reports claims that Facebook’s People You May Know feature, has lately been connecting sex workers’ anonymous, client-focused accounts with their personal profiles.


A technology, science and science fiction website Gizmodo spoke to a sex worker regarding the same issue who has also been a victim of data leak.

“The worst nightmare of sex workers is to have your real name out there and Facebook connecting people like this is the harbinger of that nightmare,” she said.

“With all the precautions we take and the different phone numbers we use, why the f**k are they showing up?”

Facebook also accused of ‘recommending’ the private account of the manager of a virtual reality adult cam network, Ela Darling to fans.

On which, Darling told that she has deleted her personal account of both herself and her family to get rid of harassment.

“We’re living in an age where you can weaponize personal information against people,” Darling said.

“Facebook isn’t a luxury. It’s a utility in our lives. For something that big to be so secretive and powerful in how it accumulates your information is unnerving.”

To this, Facebook has responded saying, “We take privacy seriously and of course want to make sure people have a safe and positive experience on Facebook,” a spokesperson said, before later adding: “We want to do our best to prevent these things from happening and we do care about people’s privacy. We fell short here, and we will do better.”

First published: 18 October 2017, 16:21 IST
 
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