Facebook covered itself with – well, something that isn’t glory – when it ‘memorialized’ an impressive number of its subscribers, apparently under the mistaken impression that said subscribers, including Mark Zuckerberg, had died. In other words, it put up a memorial banner on the affected users’ profile pages.
A spokesman subsequently apologized for the ‘terrible error’. Personally, I don’t know if it’s any worse for Facebook to consider us dead than it is for them to consider us brain-dead, or at least dumb enough to be absurdly predictable.
If you weren’t aware of Facebook’s mechanism for memorializing the profiles of deceased subscribers, you can find out more here.
This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by David Harley. Read the original post at: Check Chain Mail and Hoaxes