A Facebook spokesman played down suggestions that people using their Farmville application are now targets for animal rights activists after the leaking of Sonia Jones', aged 9, Farmville activity became public knowledge.
The spokesman maintained that each user is responsible for their own privacy. "The fact that Sonia has managed to run and ruin 11 farms involving crop decimation and the loss of thousands of pigs, sheep and other livestock is regrettable, but the letter bomb that she received from Animal Liberation Now (ALN) after they trawled the web and got her persoanl details, is not our responsbility. The Sim City plug-in recently used, also means she has forced thousands of residents to starve to death, again, not for us to control user activity"
A letter from ALN revealed that they will target more and more users after discovering the privacy gaps "keeping animals, digital or not, in an inhumane way and happily wiping out their lives with just a click of a mouse cannot be tolerated and action will be taken."
Facebook still maintain that their privacy setting are not that difficult. Their spokesman cited "In the Times Top 100 Ease of Use category we were third, behind obtaining a passport for a member of the Al-Fayed family and being able to put on a lifejacket, tie the cords directly, inflating it and exiting your sea-bound aircraft before you get wet"