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by: mjfuller March 22, 2013 12:40 PM PDT

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Facebook security alert

by mjfuller - 3/22/13 12:40 PM

Can anybody tell me more about the Facebook Security Alert? Of course you can't find any help on Facebook. I clicked on a weblink embedded in a Facebook post. A box popped up and says "The link you are trying to visit has been classified as potentially abusive by a Facebook partner. Learn more about keeping your account secure." Then it gives you a link to get the free Web of Trust add-on. You can also click on "return to previous page" or "ignore this warning" and continue. My questions are: 1) Whether justified or not, who initiates this security alert? Who is this "Facebook partner?"
2) How do they determine whether it's abusive or not? In the case I'm looking at, it would appear to be a political barrier more than anything.

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