Mark Zuckerberg has fallen foul of his own creation after becoming the victim of a danger that our Facebook-connected lives are at risk of – cyber stalking.
Zuckerberg has had a temporary restraining order issued on a 31-year-old Facebook user, who has been using the service to send disturbing messages to Zuckerberg’s friends and family.
In one message, sent to Zuckerberg’s sister Randi, the man pleads: “I owe entire my life [sic] at your [Zuckerberg’s] service… please help me, then I am ready to die for you.”
US celebrity gossip site TMZ, which broke the story, has reported that the man had also attempted to “follow, surveil and contact Mr. Zuckerberg using language threatening his personal safety”.
Barry Schnitt, a director at Facebook, confirmed that a restraining order had been issued against the man.
Zuckerberg’s approach to privacy has been criticised in the past, following a variety of security faux pas. Perhaps this latest development will spur him to alter his attitude.
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