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Comment Re:Lawyers... (Score 3, Insightful) 475

You honestly think that the lawyer in this case deserves to get over double the payout that the students received? Oh wait never mind, your a troll. No sane person would think that.

The lawyers pay in this case is beyond ridiculous. For the amount of work they do they are almost as overpaid as sports "professionals" who earn millions of dollars to play a fucking game.

Comment Re:Wow... (Score 1) 114

They can download all of the data, almost instantly, and store it offline or release it into Torrentland. Scraping takes time, and prolonged access to the account. Now they only need access for a few minutes and they have everything. Changing your account password won't help since they already have everything they need and can freely and safely browse it offline.

I can totally understand why they made this move, and overall it is probably a good thing (Makes getting away from FB when it comes crashing down a whole lot easier), but at the same time they are making it even easier for people to steal your data.

Comment Re:Wow... (Score 1) 114

Chances are if they have the FB password they already have access to the users e-mail account. Lets face it, the average user uses one password for most of their online services. Why scrape when you can just download everything in one shot? If the download doesn't work (i.e the user was smart enough to use different passwords) then fall back to scraping the old fashioned way. You can even confirm access to the e-mail account before trying the download, meaning it would be risk free to try.

Comment Re:Wow... (Score 1, Interesting) 114

Your stupidity is astounding. A 2 second Google search shows that people do indeed care about hacking into Facebook accounts, so I'm guessing you just pulled that out of your ass because, well if you think it, it must be true!

Information is everything these days. It would also be easier for a spammer to break into your account and get one nice neat little download instead of scraping back years of data.

This tool is a download option for the average user. Its also a giant gaping security breach waiting to happen. Someone only needs to get into your account ONCE, and then they can browse years of data offline at their choosing. Just because you are too thick to see the security implications of this doesn't mean they aren't there.

Comment Re:Wow... (Score -1, Flamebait) 114

There's not a lot of details it but they at least require you to click a link from an e-mail and reenter your password to get this (to avoid spambots harvesting everyone's data and careless use of public computers resulting in data leaks).

Anyone that can compromise your Facebook account can compromise your e-mail account. Most users would use the same password for both.

Try not being retarded before you flame me, kay?

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