Mark E. Zuckerberg ’06 said he was accused of breaching security, violating copyrights and violating individual privacy by creating the website, www.facemash.com, about two weeks ago.
The charges were based on a complaint from the computer services department over his unauthorized use of on-line facebook photographs, he said.
Zuckerberg said he will not be forced to withdraw or leave school for any amount of time, but declined to elaborate on whether the board took some lesser action.
He said he was notified on Nov. 3 that his case would appear before the Ad Board, the day after he decided to take the site down, partly due to sharp criticism of the site’s use of ID photos and ranking students according to attractiveness.
Comments on the e-mail lists of both Fuerza Latina and the Association of Harvard Black Women blasted the site.