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
    Anonymous Coward, 1 Jan 2010 @ 8:18am

    Re: Mr. FCC & the Net

    Please to explain how "the Government" is different from "NASA". Also, if NASA is just your favorite exception, please to explain which non-NASA part of the government funded the Interstate highway system, not to mention tiny things you love like, oh, the internet.

    Finally, please explain the innovative contributions of McDonalds and how they advance America's world standing. I'm guessing McRib ? Or maybe chicken nuggets ?

    The Christmas thing totally befuddles me. Can't figure out where you're going with that. Just drunk ?

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