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Perhaps its just me… But I get really hacked off when people use my name in a fake testimonial!

This is exactly what Facebook are doing with their ‘friend finder’ feature!

No doubt you’ve seen it as you’ve been playing around on Facebook – it’s been popping up regularly toward the top right of the screen for quite some time now. It just sits their saying “X and Y have found friends using…”

I’d never really given it much thought until last week when I logged onto my sons account (accidentally on a shared PC), only to see my name there telling him I’d used ‘friend finder’ to successfully locate long lost friends on Facebook…

No I haven’t! I make it a policy to never let such sites search through my email accounts and never enter a password anywhere other than for the site it is used for. Why am I showing there?

I followed up with a bit of a straw poll amongst other family and friends it turns out I’m far from the only one appearing having never used the service.

Surely it’s not just me that gets offended by a site, especially on like Facebook, using my name for what is effectively a fake testimonial?

Given that Facebook has had so many issues over privacy of late, you think they might be a bit more careful!

I wonder if they’ll notice, or care about the Facebook group I set up highlighting the issue?

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