Florian Cramer on Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:18:32 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Facebook demands Cease & Desist for the "Web 2.0 Suicide Machine"

On Monday, January 11 2010, 12:45 (-0500), paolo - molleindustria wrote:
> I think the key of the cease and desist letter (aside of the IP 
> infringement that can be defended as fair use/parody) is the login 
> information. Both projects ask for the Facebook username and password, a 
> practice similar to the malicious phishing. FB has APIs that allow third 
> parties to interface with their system but the login process is never 
> "outsourced" as it potentially grants access to private data of unaware 
> users (the friends of the user).

But, on the other hand, since both sites are software applications
accessing Facebook and providing an interface between the user and
Facebook's server, Facebbook could just as well send Cease and Desist
letters to all operators of web proxy servers and even to all
manufacturers of web browsers.


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