Celebrities beware: Facebook squatters are after your names

An internet free-for-all broke out yesterday as thousands of so-called cybersquatters assumed the identities of celebrities, members of the royal family, politicians and companies on the Facebook social networking website.They were taking advantage of a new feature introduced by Facebook, which yesterday morning began handing out personalised web addresses on a first-come, first-served basis.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6493940.eceAlso see:Cybersquatters move in on Facebook
Thousands of people have registered the names of celebrities, well-known companies, the royal family and politicians on the social networking website Facebook.The so-called practice of ‘cybersquatting’ took off on the site after Facebook decided to allow people to use a name – rather than a string of numbers – as the address of their personal page.

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