You may have heard about a Facebook leak that revealed the private info of over 6M of its users, including their phone numbers, and you would think that was be bad enough, but another shocking fact has since come to light.. Something a lot more sinister.. Facebook has your phone number, even if you did not provide it to them.. EVER. It’s something called a “shadow profile.”
Trusted ZDNet reported the following shocking news,
TheCount.com Exclusive report! Jodi Arias really lied her ass off trying to cover her own tracks after murdering her ex. But the creepiest thing to come out of this disturbing trial is a single email she sent to the man — she already knew was dead… The message starts off, “Hey You… I haven’t heard back from you.”
Have you ever wondered what happens to someone’s Facebook page when they kick the bucket? Apparently the page goes into a “memorialization” stage initiated by a friend or family member submitting the deceased person form available on Facebook. The problem with that is, some people are not always deceased. Not yet…
BUZZFEED: Facebook has offered “memorialization” for accounts of deceased people for a while, but it seems that the bar has been lowered for how they verify the person in question is actually expired. Ideally, how it works is a friend or relative of a deceased person fills out a form from the Facebook Help section that gives the name, email, and account name of the deceased person. It also asks if you’re a friend, immediate family member, or other.
Lastly, it asks for proof that your friend is dead, but it will accept a link to an online obituary as sufficient proof. If your friend has a common enough name, just Google their name + “obituary” and you’ll probably find a match.
Once memorialized, your buddy will be locked out of his or her account. R.I.P.!
You see? You just killed your friend on Facebook! Now wasn’t that easy?