Here is what you do not want to hear on a Monday morning – another Facebook privacy nightmare. This time we are unlucky enough to have our videos exposed. Not that it matters much that our videos are showed to our friends, but that it’s our private videos which were revealed to those friends we did not share them with. Apparently, this privacy malfunction had been possible for a little over a week, and showed your friends videos, the name, gave a thumbnail image of the video, showed the description, and the people that were tagged in the video. Fortunately for those wondering, playback was prohibited. Trying to click on the video on resulted in the typical response of “This video either has been removed from Facebook or is not visible due to privacy settings”. But there are no winners here!
Let’s just say you didn’t tag a friend in a video, and they ask why? Or as TechCrunch states, “And even if a video description didn’t show anything incriminating, it could lead to some awkward questions: “So, why can’t I see your Holiday Bash 2010 video…?”
Though Facebook has the privacy glitch corrected, a new commitment on privacy and security has to be enacted. This has happen too many times, and as the number of users increase, more user sensitive information will be stored and potentially exposed. I can guarantee that I’ll think ten times before I place any information on Facebook. We all should! So how do you feel about this? What are your thoughts? And btw, Happy Monday!