A few days ago I shared about a nice firefox addon/extension which will allow you to download your Facebook photo albums with single click. That so called tool was actually “FacePad/PhotoJacker”. After some days of writing about facepad, one of my reader informed me, “While I go to FacePad’s Mozilla directory, it shows “file not found“. What’s happened There“? I want to telly you not only facepad but also some other tools that allows us download facebook image albums easily are discontinuesd!
So what actually happened on those facebook photo album downloaders?
First read the message of the author of Facepad/photojacker :
Facebook has sent me a Cease & Desist notice (click here to view) stating that PhotoJacker/FacePAD violates Section 3.2 of their Statement of Rights and Responsibilities:
You will not collect users’ content or information, or otherwise access Facebook, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our permission. (Section 3.2)
PhotoJacker/FacePAD, is in some way, a scraper, since it allows the end-user to download photos (that the user can manually download by right-clicking on the photo and pushing saved target/image as…) from Facebook to their computer in an expeditious manner. For the record, scraping is a very loosely defined term, and not all definitions I’ve read make it sound like PhotoJacker/FacePAD is a scraper.
So now you are understanding that why the tools like facepad were discontinued. These tools are violating facebook’s TOS/Policy. Though it’s bad new for us, we have to obey this rule!
If you still need the facepad firefox add-on, you can download it from here.