Facebook has been getting pummeled this week and the backlash against the mega social network doesn't appear to be abating.
After two missteps -- the first being the "friend finder," aka stalking app, that was loaded to Facebook over the weekend and was quickly pulled, and the second being forcing an @facebook.com email address to users' timelines, which quickly received the fury of users and disdain of techn bloggers.
A new site has launched that calls into question the privacy risks involved with using Facebook. "We know what you're doing ... and we think you should stop" posts public Facebook posts under the headings "Who wants to get fired?," where users slag on their bosses, "Who's hungover?," "Who's taking drugs?" and "Who's got a new phone number?"
The site also has a Foursquare location finder and a section where you can see where your Facebook friends have been, with this short and succinct disclaimer (take that, Facebook):
"Once you grant this website access to your Facebook, we'll request a list of where you and your friends have 'checked in', then we'll find out where that is, by looking it up on Google Street View and finding the address. This website is intended to demonstrate the privacy risks that social networking has, so we don't require any permissions that would let us abuse this position, for example we wont post to your news feed or wall. Furthermore access tokens are valid for a maximum of two hours. No information is ever stored on our servers."
A scan of the posts reveals that the most posts revolve around being hungover with people posting their telephone number taking second place. It's obvious some people don't care if the entire world has access to their party habits, but the site's intent on outing how much personal data is available online should serve as a warning.