Is writing about ways of hacking facebook legal in HB?

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  1. techgossip profile image75
    techgossipposted 10 years ago

    I want to write a hub about facebook hacking guide, but i am not sure if it's okey with HP rules, Please help me.

    1. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      If law enforcement doesn't think it's legal, HubPages isn't going to either.

      Point 4 of the HubPages TOS (Prohibitions and Restrictions on Use) begins,

      "....As a Service User or Author, You may Not:  Publish Hubs or Hub or Author Content that include any content or links that are pornographic, defamatory, libelous, tortuous, vulgar, obscene, invasive of privacy, racially or ethnically objectionable, hateful, promotes or provides instructional information about illegal activities, promotes any act of cruelty to animals, or is otherwise offensive."

    2. Healthy Pursuits profile image81
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I want to tell people how to break into their neighbors' homes. Do you think HubPages would have a problem with that? Duh.

      Aside from HubPages having a problem with your teaching people how to hack into other people's accounts, if you have a fb account, would you like other people hacking into it? I think you need to look about you for undetected magnets. Your moral compass is off.

    3. dwachira profile image80
      dwachiraposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Read HubPages TOS carefully especially on the following sections:

    4. Angie Martin profile image59
      Angie Martinposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      May I ask what your end goal is for posting a Hub of this type?

      If someone writes about something illegal, it can make them liable for those criminal acts committed. The first question you want to ask yourself is, "Is it legal to hack into FB accounts?" At last check, the answer was "no". Just as you wouldn't post a Hub explaining how to make a bomb, you shouldn't do one on hacking into FB accounts. As others have pointed out, it is against HubPages TOS.

      Think about it like this - if someone reads your Hub and follows your instructions to hack into your own FB account, would you be okay with those results? You've successfully taught someone how to hack into a FB account, but you're the one who is suffering for it.

    5. AEvans profile image73
      AEvansposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Why would you wish to write a hub on " how to hack FB?"  We already have enough issues with FB and certainly do not need that information shared across the Internet.

    6. profile image0
      Sarra Garrettposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Why not use your energy in doing something POSITIVE instead of NEGATIVE.  The world is full of enough idiots we don't need anymore.

  2. hawaiianodysseus profile image69
    hawaiianodysseusposted 10 years ago


    No offense, but why in the world would you want to hack other people's FB pages? And, as a follow-up question, why in the world would you want to promote it by teaching other people how to do it? I don't think HP should be the one to consult about the would be honorable asking Facebook administrators what THEY think about your idea.

    Just keeping it real and, in the tradition of billybuc, doing my part to make the world a better place to live in,


  3. R Creighton G profile image60
    R Creighton Gposted 10 years ago

    Yeah, like, DON'T DO THAT.  Facebook manages to be enough of a pain in the nethers without hackerz 'n' crackerz putting their splintery spoons in.

  4. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 10 years ago

    For the sake of your Karma, why not write an article on how to avoid being hacked instead?

    1. SerraB profile image63
      SerraBposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I like that idea a lot. Telling people what to do or what not to do, without mentioning the word "hack", but the end goal being heightened security for your account.

      1. techgossip profile image75
        techgossipposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, People after knowing the ways about facebook hacking will be much aware about keeping it safe. big_smile big_smile Its like someone said nothing is good or bad, it just depends on how the people takes it. big_smilebig_smile

        1. relache profile image72
          relacheposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          The risk is that your info will be interpreted as being malicious, which could result in a lifetime ban from HubPages or AdSense (or both).  My own experience and opinion is that losing one or both of those things would outweigh the benefits that could come from a single Hub, but you are free to decide for yourself and then see what happens should you choose to proceed.

    2. NateB11 profile image90
      NateB11posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, that is a good idea; the Hub would have all the same information but the tone would be "how not to get hacked". I've seen Hubs like that.

    3. Goodpal profile image79
      Goodpalposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Good and constructive Response!

  5. SidKemp profile image89
    SidKempposted 10 years ago

    Aside from the ethical replies already here, all of which I agree with, this is a moderation question. When hubbers have a moderation question, the place to put it is not the forum, but in an email to I usually get a reply from moderators on uncertain issues within two business days.

  6. Anti-Valentine profile image76
    Anti-Valentineposted 10 years ago

    It's against Adsense's Terms of Service:

    "Placement of Google ads is not permitted on websites that promote any form of hacking or cracking. Hacking and cracking content is content that provides users with instructions or equipment that tampers with or provides illegal access to software, servers, or websites."

    If it goes against Adsense TOS, it goes against HubPages TOS. That's the general rule of thumb, because content on HubPages has to adhere to Adsense rules.

  7. yupperclub profile image60
    yupperclubposted 10 years ago

    I wouldn't go near HACKING at all.  Keep the information or knowledge you have figured out (if that is the case) and KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.  If you write a guide, it may be interpretted that you are TRAINING HACKERS.  That may be against not only Rules - but actual Law.

  8. sleepylog profile image61
    sleepylogposted 10 years ago

    I don't think anything about hacking is legal.

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Um, yeah, it is.  Hacking generally involves accessing private data and there are plenty of laws against it.

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        lol  Do you need your glasses prescription changed, Psyche?

        God, I hate it when I skim a post and read it wrong - glad someone else does it, too!

        1. psycheskinner profile image80
          psycheskinnerposted 10 years agoin reply to this


        2. NateB11 profile image90
          NateB11posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          That's funny, I read it that way too. Too much reading, taking short-cuts.

  9. yupperclub profile image60
    yupperclubposted 10 years ago

    Sounds good...why hack?  Don't personallly like facebook...I mean how can you RECRUIT friends?  Friends are people you love and trust...not just "pictures" and non-sensical conversation!  It takes a long time, usually, to find a true friend...or it could be a SPIRITUAL attraction...not a MOUSE CLICK attraction.  "A friend is a present you give yourself."  So what did you ask for for Christmas?

  10. yupperclub profile image60
    yupperclubposted 10 years ago

    No...YOU cry...GUY.

  11. WriteAngled profile image75
    WriteAngledposted 10 years ago

    Hi Sarra,

    I'm going OT on a thread, but just wanted to say I like your new avatar photo! smile

    1. profile image0
      Sarra Garrettposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Write Angled!

  12. DzyMsLizzy profile image89
    DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years ago

    "Ultimate stupid question!"  DUH!


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