The Guardian UK reveals that Facebook’s very recent changes reveal a bug that invades some users’ privacy via events they’re attending. For example, if you have decided to “attend”, whether in real-life or virtually, one of the numerous events you see listed on Facebook, this bug apparently might let me see this fact, even if we’re not friends on Facebook.
Interestingly, the bug was found by a Google software engineer trying out Facebook’s new Social Graph API, and he found that there’s no way to stop this from happening, except by not attending. While there are Facebook privacy settings you can control, this is the latest problem users face and have to rely on the company to fix. You’d think that after the long list of such privacy and security breaches by Facebook that they’d test their code more rigorously before introducing it onto the live website.