Washington, June 28 : A new website has been reported to have taken out embarrassing and potentially incriminating status updates from Facebook users who aren't using the site''s privacy settings and posting them for the whole world to see.
The website, WeKnowWhatYoureDoing. com, who conducted the "social experiment" has become a nightmare come true for people who haven't figured out how to make their profile private.
"I hate my boss so mch [sic], his so arrogant bloody a--," the New York Daily News quoted "ltumeleleng S," as saying in a status update seen on the site''s homepage.
According to the report, the site pulls in the status updates from Facebook''s Graph API, a developer tool, and simply posts them in list format for anyone to see.
Callum Haywood, 18, the site''s creator, although admitted on his site''s "About" page that people likely don''t want others to see indiscretions on his site, however, he blamed Facebook users for not properly understanding their privacy options.
Haywood explained that his site is meant to be a learning tool, explaining how users can set their privacy settings to limit who can see their profiles.
A disclaimer on the site warns people who have seen their updates on the site that he "does not accept any responsibility or liability . for any loss or damage of whatever nature . [from] the information on this site."
The posts aren''t just limited to people ranting about their bosses, but also include updates about how hungover people are, who''s taking drugs and who''s got a new phone number. (ANI)