Absolutely. Unfortunately I desperately needed to find someone who I knew had a Facebook page. I signed up using a fake name and a free email account (also using a fake name). I just use it for occasional 'trolling'...Having said that, I think that clause in the Facebook T&Cs is unacceptable - it's one of a number of reasons why I don't have an account there.
People who put up their whole lives on these sites can't expect privacy later. As KIA said:
Once it's up it will never go away. But it seems that loads of people want their 15 pixels of fame and Facebook provides them with that ... ad infinitum.Try getting them to delete every piece of info they have about you.
Boris - I don't think SCMP which tries to paint the picture of being Hong Kong's flag ship newspaper can be compared to TMZ.
Whatever you say, I think SCMP hit a bit of a low point with this piece of investigative journalism. One could almost expect pictures of decapitated corpses on their front page now...
When the whole Eliot Spitzer ordeal was published, the girl who was paid buy him for "services" was extensively quoted/researched from her MySpace page.
CNN were running news stories that started with: "Some sources are saying that the girl in question is (insert name here). CNN has not verified this, but her MySpace page...... etc".
IMO, if they run public pictures in the newspaper, as long as they are referencing their source, then it is ok.
... And just to show that there is no such thing as "private". ....
'Private' photos made public on Facebook | NEWS.com.au
I canned Facebook some months ago after reading their terms. That should be very clear when you sign up but I had missed that.