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Predator Alert Tool for Facebook (PAT-Facebook)

By Meitar Moscovitz Last update Sep 28, 2013 — Installed 999 times.

Script Summary: Alerts you of people who have allegedly violated other people's consent as you browse Facebook by looking up their account information in the Predator Alert Tool database.



Version: 0.1.2

[Remotely hosted version](https://github.com/meitar/pat-facebook/raw/master/predator-alert-tool-for-facebook.user.js)

[Script homepage](https://github.com/meitar/pat-facebook/#readme)

[](#predator-alert-tool-for-facebook-browser-tool)Predator Alert Tool for Facebook (browser tool)

Automatically searches for any available information in the Predator Alert Tool database about people who show up on your Facebook timeline and newsfeed as you browse Facebook.com. If it finds any, the tool "red-boxes" links to those people's profiles and offers a link to the information it found for you to view. For the most thorough alerts, [add the Predator Alert Tool for Facebook app to your Facebook account](https://apps.facebook.com/predator-alert-tool/).

[](#how-it-works)How it works

There are two major parts to the Predator Alert Tool for Facebook software. The first is a server-side Facebook app where Facebook users can share about an experience they had regarding any other Facebook user's behavior. The second is a browser-side tool, called a "userscript," that automatically searches for any stories about the people who show up on your Facebook timeline and newsfeed as you browse Facebook.com. If it finds any, the tool "red-boxes" links to those people's profiles and offers a link to the stories it found.

Both of these pieces work independently. You can use the Predator Alert Tool for Facebook app inside Facebook without ever installing the browser-side tool on your device, and you can use the browser-side tool without ever allowing the Facebook app access to your Facebook account (however, in the latter case, the tool will only be able to find stories shared with everyone, not friends-only or other visibility-restricted stories).

[](#step-1-contributing-your-story)Step 1: Contributing your story

  1. Go to https://apps.facebook.com/predator-alert-tool/
  2. Log in to the app using your Facebook account, and authorize the app to access your public profile and friend list.
  3. Click on "Share information" from the main dashboard and fill out the form with as much or as little information as you feel comfortalbe sharing.

[](#step-2-install-the-predator-alert-tool-for-facebook-in-your-device)Step 2: Install the Predator Alert Tool for Facebook in your device

Optionally, you can download and install the Predator Alet Tool for Facebook browser tool in order to get alerted of reports about people who show up on your Facebook timeline. In other words, if one of your friends, Jane, shared some information about your other friend, Joe, in step 1, when Joe posts to Facebook, his name and profile pictures will appear inside a red box, as shown below:

Screenshot of Predator Alert Tool for Facebook browser tool.

  1. If you haven't yet done so, install a Userscript manager.
    1. If you use [Mozilla Firefox](http://getfirefox.com/), install [Greasemonkey](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/).
    2. If you use [Google Chrome](https://chrome.google.com/), install [Tampermonkey](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey/dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo).
  2. [Download the PAT-FB viewer by clicking here](https://userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/source/177813.user.js).
  3. Go back to [Facebook.com](https://www.facebook.com/). :)

[](#user-manual-documentation-and-frequently-asked-questions)User manual, documentation, and frequently asked questions

More help is available on [the Predator Alert Tool for Facebook's project wiki](https://github.com/meitar/pat-facebook/wiki). Please explore the wiki for answers to questions about this software.

[](#supporting-this-project)Supporting this project

This project is 100% volunteer-run. There are no paid developers. There is no staff.

There is also no budget.

It takes time, heart, and material resources to ensure that this software continues to function, much less is improved on over time. If you can afford to do so, please consider making a donation in the form of food or money to [its houseless, nomadic developer](https://twitter.com/maymaym) at [Cyberbusking.org](http://cyberbusking.org/). Thank you very much.

[](#change-log)Change log

  • Version 0.1.2:
    • Finalize public API URL.
  • Version 0.1.1:
    • Ignore oneself when scanning for users to search for information on PAT-FB server.
  • Version 0.1:
    • First client release.