Unsettling but unsurprising Facebook privacy news
Over at Gizmodo, they've opened a can of worms. A can of worms that had a skeleton key inside.
So horrifying is the news that this writer has been forced into using rubbish analogies and hyperbole.
Basically, they've conducted an interview with an anonymous Facebook employee who has lifted the lid on how Facebook works.
The piece of gossip that will no doubt grab the most attention is that of a universal password that allows access to any account.
It's worth pointing out that this password only worked when used from computers in the Facebook offices, but that won't appease those who cherish their privacy. Those folks might be concerned at the news that Facebook employees still have access to all your info, including the profiles you look at and any information you have deleted.
That means any incriminating pictures of you getting mucky with a tin of chicken or that massive note you wrote in praise of Hitler's watercolours/killing of millions of people. Facebook can still get at them and, if they wanted to, pass that information around and confirm that you are, as suspected, a dick.
Of course, you could argue that it's hardly surprising that this is the case, given the fact that such a password makes it easier for the staff to troubleshoot and provide technical support on all of the account names.
Is this just common practice or is it a terrible invasion of your privacy? According to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, you don't even want your privacy anymore. What do you think?