July 23, 2019

MEANWHILE, OVER AT VODKAPUNDIT: Facebook’s Kid-Safe Version of Messenger Let Kids Join Group Video Chats with Unauthorized Adults.

While Facebook has yet to make any public announcement regarding this security flaw, when contacted by The Verge the company did admit that “the alert had been sent to thousands of users in recent days,” and pinned the blame on a “technical error” which affected, so they say, “a small number of group chats.”

“Thousands” of group chats doesn’t sound like a small number to me, especially given that you have to multiply that vague figure by the number of kids involved in each one. Worse, Facebook has a bad history of slow-rolling the truth when it comes to its many security issues.

Much more at the link.

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