Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Facebook pseudo-virus transmits c.p. upon click

A virus, or perhaps a “pseudo-virus”, is circulating on Facebook.  A video showing an incident of child pornography reported by media and police to have been created in 2005 has appeared on some people’s newsfeeds.  When one clicks on the video, it gets sent to all the person’s Friends.
In the past, there have been cases where people have been prosecuted when child pornography was found on their personal computers or inadvertently sent from them.  Obviously this won’t happen this time, but the idea that this could happen is scary.
A typical news report comes from a Hartford TV station, here

I haven’t seen anything like this in my own Facebook feed. 
NBC Washington also sent out a story here and aired it at 4:50 PM today, link here

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