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[ NNSquad ] Facebook 'stalker' tool uses Graph Search for powerful data mining

Facebook 'stalker' tool uses Graph Search for powerful data mining

http://j.mp/19XU9Rb  (Computerworld)

    So Lee wrote "FBStalker," a Python script he and Werrett debuted
    Thursday at the Hack in the Box security conference in Kuala Lumpur.
    In its current form, FBStalker runs in the Chrome browser on OS X,
    entering queries into Facebook's Graph Search and pulling data. They
    used FBStalker in the attack against the man in Hong Kong.  Even if a
    person's profile is locked down to strangers, their friends' open
    profiles can be examined, giving an indication, for example, who the
    person may be close with. FBStalker uses Graph Search to find photos
    in which two people are tagged in, comments on profiles and more.  An
    analyst could do that by manually using Graph Search, but it would
    require going through hundreds of pages of comments, Timelines and
    photos, Werrett said.  "It's basically not feasible for a human to go
    to the depths that FBStalker script does," he said.

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