Germany-based Face-to-Facebook has launched a dating site Lovely-Faces.com using profile pictures of about 250,000 people registered on Facebook. Face-to-Facebook has itself accepted of stealing 1 million Facebook profiles, filtering them with face recognition software and then posting them on Lovely-Faces.com, sorted by their facial expression characteristics.
On its part, Facebook has said “scraping” or mining information violates its terms of service. According to Facebook, the company is investigating and will take “appropriate” action. Ironically, the story of Facebook’s genesis tells of its founder Mark Zuckerberg getting in trouble for hacking Harvard University computers while a student to get pictures of coeds for comparison with each other at a website called ‘Face Mash’ that he created.