Lovely-Faces.com is a “dating site” that has over 250,000 members… that didn’t sign up.
Paolo Cirio, a media artist, and Alessandro Ludovi, an independent editor invented the site to show how vulnerable Facebook made their public profiles to such site scraping exploits. They simply created a script that searched Facebook’s website and copied many of the pages’ data to their Lovely-Faces’ database.
Barry Schnitt, Facebook’s director of policy communication, says, “We have taken, and will continue to take, aggressive legal action against organizations that violate these terms. We’re investigating this site and will take appropriate action.”