privacy

Here’s Hoping Facebook Didn’t Let Your Homophobic Father Spy On Your Chats

Still trying to hide your sexuality on Facebook? Or some other secret, like your “girlfriend Ryan” is actually your “boyfriend Ryan”? Or that you have six toes? If you told any of this to a friend over Facebook Chat, there’s a very real possibility that any one of your friends could have seen it. That’s because of a just-discovered exploit, shown in this video, that lets anyone playing with their privacy settings to view their friends’ chats in real time. Oof.

Facebook has disabled chat until it can fix things.