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Facebook Creator's diary leaked

According to the Wall Street Journal (opens in new tab), Facebook, via Mark Zuckerberg its CEO, has filed two legal motions to force an online magazine to take some documents down.

The magazine is named after the zip code of Harvard University, Zuckerberg's Alma Mater and is presented as "a lifestyle magazine with a unique community of educated, affluent, and influential readers: the Harvard Alumni".

The documents were originally published on and were available at the time of writing.

They relate to the origins of Facebook with some dating as far back as February 2004 and they provides with some disturbing, yet interesting insights on how Facebook, as an unknown start-up, began.

They also shed light on Zuckerberg's personality as a young university student and give enough information for a fraudster to impersonate him.

Zuckerberg is particularly concerned that the documents might prejudice Facebook the current lawsuit it has with ConnectU.

ConnectU has accused Zuckerberg of stealing their idea to build Facebook and hit the big jackpot.

Mashable did not miss the ironic twist on the story (opens in new tab); "Bottom line, Zuckerberg doesn’t think it is cool when people reveal private data without asking first."

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.