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Facebook Denies Role in Morocco Arrest

March 5, 2008

The social-networking startup Facebook said it didn't give the Moroccan government information to identify a user who was arrested for impersonating a Moroccan prince on the website.

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Facebook's policies regarding privacy are closely scrutinised by privacy advocates because its users often share detailed personal information on the site, such as their home address, phone number, employer and educational institutions they've attended. The site is "a honey pot of personal information," said Danny O'Brien, international outreach coordinator at Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based civil-liberties group that had raised questions about the incident involving Mr Mourtada.

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