Privacy group seizes control of 289 Facebook groups

A privacy-advocacy organization took over 289 open Facebook groups Tuesday, sending off a wave of panic that the social-networking site had been hijacked. The organization, Control Your Info, says it accessed the groups using Google search and publicly available tools and used the takeover to spread a message about the security of online information. “Our method of choice only serves the purpose to prove our point and put emphasis on how easy it is to lose track of a part of your online presence,” the group said in a statement.  The Tech Herald


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