By Mail Foreign Service
06th March 2010
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been accused of hacking into the
email accounts of rivals and journalists.
The CEO of the world's most successful social networking website was
accused of at least two breaches of privacy in a series of articles run
As part of a two-year investigation detailing the founding of Facebook,
the magazine uncovered what it claimed was evidence of the hackings in
In the first instance, it said that, when Zuckerberg discovered that
Harvard's student newspaper The Crimson was planning on running an
article on him in 2004, he used reporters' Facebook logins to hack into
In the second instance, the magazine claimed Zuckerberg hacked into the
accounts of rivals at Harvard who accused him of stealing their idea for
a social network. He then allegedly tried to sabotage the rival network
they had set up.
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