Thursday, October 7, 2010

Email I sent to Zuckerberg & Sheryl over "FORCE JOIN" Groups on Facebook

This company is trusted with 500 people's data (and growing)?



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jason Calacanis
Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 2:58 AM
Subject: You might want to fix this.
To:, Sheryl Sandberg

Team Facebook,

Seems as if anyone can add anyone to a Facebook Group.

There is no "opt in."

In this case someone added Mike Arrington and I to the "NABLA" group
on Facebook. I know I'm not a member of NAMBLA, and I'm going to guess
that Mike isn't either.

I've now been assigned to a group that advocates... well.... ummm....
you can look it up--it's very bad.

Also troubling:

1. I was never asked to join the NABLA group
2. I was never informed that I was "force-joined" to the NABLA group.

If you guys want to run these new features by me before you launch
them, I can probably save you from a couple of privacy law suits each
year. :-)

best regards,


ps - Nice job on the .ZIP export.
Jason McCabe Calacanis
CEO, Mahalo

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