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Faking on Facebook

Incidents of hackers stealing people’s accounts on sites like Facebook are on the rise, and a Filipino woman in Dubai has just claimed to be one of the victims.

September 30, 2009 12:36 by

While the matter is being resolved, it certainly puts into focus the power that social networking sites like Facebook have over our lives.

In a similar case, a mother and her teenage son in Illinois recently filed a lawsuit against four boys for allegedly impersonating him on Facebook, and then writing racist and explicitly sexual comments on it. The Facebook profile also falsely claimed that the teen was homosexual, the lawsuit said.

The teen and his mother have charged the four defendants on five counts, including defamation and the intentional infliction of emotional distress, and are demanding more than $50,000 in damages, reported ABC News channel on Tuesday.

As the number of such cases increase, do you think sites like Facebook need to do more to regulate content and prevent identity theft? Have you or your friends faced any such problems? How do we prevent such incidents? Who is responsible?

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  1. Miriam on October 1, 2009 6:04 am

    Hello everyone,

    It’s high time to direct the same effort you put into your well crafted rants regarding her very uncalled for comment in this unfortunate situation.

    Let us move on, let us progress into becoming what it should really have been right from the start–a relief organization for Ondoy victims.

    I kindly ask everyone to turn off the hate and channel it into helping those who weren’t so lucky to have voiced out their feelings in the matter.

    As Filipinos, magtulungan tayo. We can make a difference!

    if you can’t donate goods or cash, information is always welcome such as areas still not yet served or danger areas with people to rescue. Oh and disseminating the information. Thanks to everyone and God Bless!

  2. DeniseTheMenace on October 3, 2009 10:52 am

    Make it better place to live a good life….there’s too much of rubbish in manila, single mothers with 5-7 kids, over-emphasis on the Catholicism, (Every nation/community has its problems, but yours is just way too much)

    Wake up the Miriams and ‘Peelipeenas’ (pardon me) of this world… And remember, till the time youth of a nation finds it ‘better’worthwhile to live/spend their youthful/productive years in another country, your own country cannot make significant “prosperity-leaps”. Any nation whose major source of economy is ‘repatriation’ is on a dangerous path, more so in future decades when Expats (except perhaps Gulf…) will tend to save and spend in the country of residence to take care of families and to fight rising costs of living (look at USA )

    And see how China and India are progressing with a huge no. of theor US/western trained professionals coming back to them to start companies, work for MNCs and I hope one day Phillipines (and others) realize this…Till then keep the Smile on ur face,,,,


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