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Facebook loophole allowed marketers to discover the names of people in private groups

Facebook loophole allowed marketers to discover the names of people in private groups



2018-07-12T23:50:00+0000

Facebook recently closed a privacy loophole that allowed third parties to discover the names of people in private, "closed" Facebook groups. The decision came after members of a private group for women with a gene mutation associated with a higher risk breast cancer complained, concerned that their names might be exposed and open them to discrimination from insurers or other privacy violations. via CNBC

The leader of a private Facebook group for women with the BRCA gene became alarmed after discovering a Chrome plug-in for marketers that let them discover group members' names and other info.



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