Privacy Fail: Forced & Unwanted Friend Requests

June 17, 2010

Who doesn’t get friend requests from weirdos? I know I do. I tend to ignore them when Facebook respects my wish enough to give me that right to ignore them. There’ve been a few times though that Facebook has been like, “Oh you can’t ignore them. Sorry but no.”

Honestly. The thing with the Pedro… Pablo… whatever – dude is, I think the request got hung up in a server process. Somehow the server, instead of quantifying my input to ignore and block this person, just forgot wtf it was supposed to do and shuffled ol’ Pablo whatever off into the la-la land of the “Hanging Process.”

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Privacy Fail: The Gaping Hole

April 5, 2010

In the spirit of privacy issues, Facebook chat is a gaping hole within Facebook’s “secure” network.

[Dear Facebook, Inc.]

Topic: Limited Profile Person Showing Up In My Chat

I have a person in two groups. 1. Limited Profile and 2. High School. This person cannot see my profile the way an unlimited profile group can but they can still chat me even though the “Limited Profile” chat is closed. Is this a glitch that they can see me via another group on the chat panel or not? If not you (Facebook) need to make it so I can hide individuals from chat rather than via whole groups. Groups just organize individuals into mental associations and since Facebook disabled years of associative data in the last year, groups have become very necessary tools of association even more so. This is not cool this person can see me in the chat panel and I don’t want to see them. In the screen shot you can see a person named Kris – this is what I do not want to see at all.


NOTE: The person who submitted this issue has told me it’s been at least 4-months and Facebook has never responded to, or fixed the issue.

Happy Facebooking!