SDS 2010: How Peter Warden Almost Got Sued By Facebook [Video]

Pete Warden is a good natured developer that is ultimately fascinated by data visualization and data openness, and it was this curiosity that got him into hot water with Facebook.  A few years ago, he got interested in creating a service that tied your mail account to your Facebook account, so users could skip the oft-used step of searching a user’s name on Google to find their Facebook account.  Since the data was public, he thought it shouldn’t be a problem, and eventually scanned hundreds of millions account into his MailAna service.  Watch the video below and hear what happened!