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Monday, 9 May 2011

With Friends Like These...

Facebook is launching a series of controversial updates in which new users will have to declare various personal details including bloodtype, HIV status and fertility levels such as sperm counts. Users will also be required to submit several photographs of their genitalia in order to continue using the service, but have been reassured by site administrators that the images will not be used for marketing purposes.

The tide of criticism seems to be rising against the social networking giant, after evidence last year revealed that Facebook executives had been accessing user data with the aim of contacting vulnerable individuals and gently mocking them. A Facebook spokesman issued the following sensitively worded response to the criticism:
"I touch myself while looking at pictures of your family."