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Google's legal Luftwaffe has swooped on Facebook's behalf to shoot down an anonymous blog which posted two sections of source code leaked by the social network utility.

Facebook Secrets was at the centre of the embarrassing code exposure over the weekend after it republished code served up by the site to student Trae McNeely. His story is here. The second dollop of PHP script was dished up by the blog on Monday.

Two DMCA takedown notices sent by Google's Blogger team have been posted on a new blog, Facebook Secrets Again. After the masked promulgator failed to respond to a first request to remove the code, Google deleted it itself yesterday.

Facebook's spinners had taken the slightly inconsistent line that the code was useless and no security threat, but that posting it was super-illegal.

Oddly, the code (which related to Facebook's home page and search function) is still available in Google's own cache here. Google can expect a DMCA takedown from itself forthwith. ®

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