#Facebook is no stranger to controversy when it comes to user privacy. Most recently, the social networking site has been drawing flak over a new app that allows other users to broadcast your whereabouts.
Still, users had been able to execute the most basic sort of privacy controls on #Facebook accounts: the ability to prevent other users of the service from accessing your profile. On the left side of any #Facebook page you visit is a widget that reads, “Report/block this person.”
So if you have, say, a stalkerish ex-boyfriend you suspect is using #Facebook to keep tabs on your life, you can block him.
But here, too, #Facebook has a revealing loophole. If your unwanted follower happens to be #Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, you’re just out of luck. Zuckerberg is the only person on #Facebook who can’t be blocked from viewing your photos or personal information, TechCrunch reports.
Based on an interview that Gawker’s Adrian Chen did with the anonymous founder of BlockZuck.com – a site devoted to encouraging people to block Zuckerberg on #Facebook in mock protest of the site’s privacy policies – it had formerly been possible to block Zuckerberg. But no longer. Perhaps in response to the BlockZuck mobilization, Zuckerberg has become something of a #Facebook Ninja. He could be lurking on your #Facebook page right now – and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Needless to say, tech bloggers are none too pleased with this discovery. As TechCrunch’s Jack McKenna writes, “It’s time for this company to go through puberty and start acting more like a teenager than a fifth grader. If you want to block Zuckerberg, you should be able to block Zuckerberg.”
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