Share Click here to see the Picture in Full Size…. The Facebook Blackout of 2008 has begun. More than 1.3 million of Facebook’s 120 million active users pledged to boycott the site for twenty-four (24) hours beginning at 12:00 PM Eastern Time today. The boycott, organized by disgruntled user Boris Kelevra (Paris, France), aims to force Facebook into reverting to its old design through the loss of advertising revenues otherwise generated by boycott participants. In addition to the 1.3 million known participants, nearly 1.5 million users “may” participate in the boycott. “Friends account deleted, Limited in sending message or poking, stupid new layout ! Administrators don’t care about what we think ! But what will happen if we all decide to stay off of facebook for 1 day !”
Share As it was expected that due to many loopholes in facebook security sooner or later criminals will use facebook for their evil purposes. And it is ‘not surprising’ at all that cyber criminals have begun using Facebook to send out spam, according to security firm Sophos. Carole Theriault, senior security consultant at the company, said that Facebook ‘has sky rocketed in importance and everyone loves it’, which means cyber criminals will enjoy it too.