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DeepCapture.com Scraping Facebook Friends
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 9, 2009 @ 11:36 pm In Short Selling,Web/Tech | Comments Disabled
Here is something weird, and a little creepy:
The freakshow  that is DeepCapture.com seems to have grabbed all of the Facebook friends of anyone who has ever: a) written anything positive about short selling or 2) said anything negative about Overstock.com.
For those of you who are unaware of what DeepCapture is, the name suggests that the short sellers have “Captured” the press. Deep Capture is a work of Patrick Byrne, founder of Overstock.com.
For the record, I am in favor of shorting stocks, but do not favor naked shorting, which is against SEC rules.
Overstock’s Campaign of Menace 
NYT, February 25, 2006
Worst CEO of 2006 goes to Ilia Lekach of Parlux; Overstock’s Byrne is runner up for the second straight year 
Marketwatch, Dec. 6, 2006
There He Goes Again 
JMINMTU, June 08, 2009
Do Nudists Run Wall Street? 
HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR
WSJ, APRIL 12, 2006
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URLs in this post:
 freakshow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_M._Byrne#Campaign_against_naked_shorting_and_analysts
 http://www.deepcapture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/facebook-data.csv: http://www.deepcapture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/facebook-data.csv
 Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/DC-Facebook.png
 Overstock’s Campaign of Menace: http://select.nytimes.com/2006/02/25/business/25nocera.html
 Worst CEO of 2006 goes to Ilia Lekach of Parlux; Overstock’s Byrne is runner up for the second straight year: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/worst-ceo-of-the-year-award
 There He Goes Again: http://jeffmatthewsisnotmakingthisup.blogspot.com/2009/06/there-he-goes-again.html
 Do Nudists Run Wall Street?: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114480254610823574.html
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