Almost 300 Facebook groups were hijacked recently, something that received worldwide attention, not only on blogs, Twitter and tech-sites but also by some of the largest players in the business, such as The New York Times and CNN. The people behind this coup d’ information were four Hyper Island students who say that the purpose was not to to illustrate the system’s weaknesses per se but rather to raise awareness of privacy issues amongst social media users. The project Control your Info meant that 289 Facebook groups had a new post on its wall where the “intruders” explained how easy these groups are manipulated.
Read the CNN article here
(Check out the Control your info channel on You Tube here)