It is a project that is meant to make people more away of the risk of putting too much information on their Facebook profiles. An artist and a media critic have created a fake dating website using 250,000 Facebook profiles without getting the individuals’ permission.
The due used special software to gather data on more than 1 million Facebook profiles. They created a database using the information and began analyzing pictures that showed people smiling.
Those pictures then appeared on the site Lovely-faces.com, to the surprise of many of the people whose photographs were used.
“Our mission was to give all these virtual identities a new shared place to expose themselves freely, breaking Facebook’s constraints and boring social rules,” the website authors said in an online statement.
The two artists were eventually identified as Alessandro Ludovic and Paolo Cirio.
“Immersing ourselves in the resulting database was a hallucinatory experience as we dove into hundreds of thousands of profile pictures and found ourselves intoxicated by the endless smiles, gazes and often leering expressions,” their statement said. “So we established a new website (lovely-faces.com) giving them justice and granting them the possibility of soon being face to face with anybody who is attracted by their facial expression and related data.”
Facebook said mining the site for information violates its terms of service and that it was investigating what action it could take.
Facebook, ironically, is said to have started after its founder Mark Zuckerberg hacked in computers at Harvard University to access photos of students for a site called “Face Mash.”
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