FCC Boss Spams Facebook Friends With Make Money Now Scam

from the whoops dept

Hey, sooner or later everyone falls for some sort of phishing/scamware type of thing, right? It's just especially embarrassing if you're the head of the FCC. The NY Times is reporting that FCC Chair Julius Genachowski had his Facebook account spam all his friends with a message saying "Adam got me started making money with this" which was followed by a link to a now defunct site. Facebook has taken down Genachowski's page, and appears to be effectively blaming him for the problem, putting out a generic notice about how users need to be careful not to click on strange links...
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  1. identicon
    alternatives(), 2 Jan 2010 @ 10:40am

    Re: Mr. FCC & the Net

    The Government has fucked up everything innovative,good and decent which has enriched our lives and advanced America's standing in the world community.
    That includes Christmas and McDonalds.


    Right - things like the FDA and their meat inspection so the concerns of Mr. Sinclairs "The Jungle" got addressed - yup sure was a 'fuck up' to make a claim that meat had at least a base level of sanitation.


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