Just when you thought it was safe to back into social media, there could be one as terrible as Facebook. Today, a software bug allowed Facebook users to view their friends private chat sessions. Very nice. How juicy. The same bug also allowed users to see their friends pending friends requests.
Well, this one is not so bad and juicy as reading other people’s chat messages. Nevertheless, it’s a security hole that was open for a limited time before Facebook turned off its instant messaging service. I predict it won’t be the last time. As Facebook grows in users and complexity, there’s great potential for a slip up like today.
If you’re worried about privacy, don’t place anything online that can get you in trouble.