[Security Alert] Facebook Profile pictures stolen !

A dating website hacked Facebook users profile photos and put on their dating website. Well, this is something serious about the security of Facebookers !

I just got to know that a website called lovely-faces.com stole about a million photographs from Facebook. They categorized these people under some categories like nationality, gender, funny, smug, easy-going and climber. When you go to this website, you are shown a number of faces according to the above categories. When you click on any of them, you are led to a page that has expanded view of the image. You can either give comments on that image or go to their Facebook profile.

The creators of the online “dating agency” were identified at the website as artists Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovic. When asked the reason of doing this, they said,

Our mission was to give all these virtual identities a new shared place to expose themselves freely, breaking Facebook’s constraints and boring social rules.

They also mentioned ,

So we established a new website giving them justice and granting them the possibility of soon being face to face with anybody who is attracted by their facial expression and related data.

Whatever reason they may give, this sure is against Facebook’s policy. I hope something is done against it. Can any one take away or copy the images and put it to their websites? What do you think about it ? Share your views with me.


Rahul Bansal February 5, 2011

This is called full-circle!
Mark Zuckerberg stolen pics from Havard’s to create what can be considered as predecessor of facebook… šŸ˜‰
Now somebody else is stealing from facebook!

Himadri Dimri February 5, 2011

YEa agree, whatever goes around comes around !! šŸ™‚

kishore February 6, 2011

lovely-faces.com nice name though, wow they have got 250000 photos.. sounds interesting, security should be tighten and FB lot more to do, seems like they have got all smiley faces pics on FB, interesting to see, they have got my pic too????

Himadri Dimri February 6, 2011

I dont know about your pic exclusively but yeah they have got a lot of pics…

Tim June 29, 2011

UPDATE: lovely-faces.com has been taken down. guess someone somewhere didn’t like them.