Dead Reckoning

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.

David Harley

This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by David Harley. Read the original post at: Check Chain Mail and Hoaxes