Facebook gives security and privacy whistleblowers a red card

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

In a bizarre move by Facebook, a blog which has highlighted security and privacy issues on the social network has found itself banned, preventing the spread of news, opinion and advice.

The “Unofficial Guide to Facebook Privacy and Security” blog, which in the past has uncovered security issues such as Facebook’s own help center being over-run by spammers, has fallen foul of Facebook’s security systems – which are flagging the blog’s content as abusive.

Although the “Unofficial Guide to Facebook Privacy and Security” blog’s own Facebook page has not been removed, the security experts behind the site find themselves effectively paralysed – unable to post links to their own content…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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