New Friend Request From: Debt Collector

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Guess who just joined Facebook? "Now Facebook does a debt collector's work for them," said Billy Howard, the lawyer representing a woman who is suing a debt-collection agency for messaging her friends on Facebook. "Now it's not only family members, it's all of your associates. It's a very powerful tool for debt collectors to use." Imagine the embarrassment of a hacked e-mail account sending spam to all your contacts and then multiply that by ten. [Atlantic]