Facebook Privacy Warning "Automation Labs" Hoax
February 28, 2010 9:39pm CST
Yes! This is a HOAX warning for all Facebook account holders. There has been emails circulating on Facebook claiming that by entering "Automation Labs" in the "Block People" search function of Facebook's privacy settings will reveal a list of people who have access to your Facebook account and should be blocked individually so that they cannot spy on you. The contents of these emails are as follows: "enter ‘automation labs’. A list of approx 20 people you dont even know will come up. Block each one individually. These people have access to your facebook account/profile and spy on what you do….This is true…I’ve done it. " Or "please go to your settings then to privacy settings then to block list then write AUTOMATION BLOCK click block and theres a possibility that there are people who have managed to add themselves these people are part of a peadophile ring block them as they will pass any pics that ... " Or "Passing this info on, I did it also, FB FRIENDS: IMPORTANT! Do this ASAP! Go to settings. Click on privacy settings. Click on block users. in the name box enter automation labs' (copy this so you can paste it individually), click on the block tab. A list of approx 20 people you dont even know will come up. Block each one individually. These people have access to your facebook account" These warnings are nothing else but UNTRUE or rather a HOAX that will cause you unnecessary anxieties and worse may cause you to let down your guard against the actual hackers or "spies". When you search for "AUTOMATION LABS" members, you will indeed be presented with a list of other Facebook users, most or all of which you may not know. However, there is nothing overtly sinister or untoward about these users. Most of all, they do not have access to your account and they are not spying on you. Nor are they members of a pedophile ring or some other sinister group as claimed in some versions of the warning. Let me assure you that these warnings have no validity and passing them on to other Facebook users will serve no good purpose. So, please ignore and delete this email with any second consideration. Take care and happy myLotting.
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