Yet more ganging up on Facebook and all that rubbish
Well, apparently, Facebook 3.1 (for iPhone and iPod touch) has a problem that's causing a few red cheeks thanks to the new contact picture syncing functionality.
Some guy over at TheiPhoneBlog said:
"Beware of your profile pics, or your boss might get one of you doing something you don’t want them to see! What happens is, takes [all] the emails and phone numbers on your iPhone and sends them to Facebook. It then cross-checks and syncs them back to your iPhone. That’s a major security flaw right there! It should only sync the ones you’re friends with.
So for an example I have my coworker’s email and cell but I am not her Facebook friend. All of a sudden when I got a call from my coworker I saw a picture of her in a bikini because that was her profile pic!
I’m using Outlook 2010 and it has a new feature called Suggested Contacts where it keeps all your emails you been using. Those sync to my iPhone via exchange 2007. So now I have Facebook profile pics in Outlook 2010 for a bunch of folks that I don’t even really know just because I have emailed them."
Thanks to the number of ridiculous (and sometimes really dodgy) photos people have as their profile pic, there's quite a big chance of embarrassment. Of course, you'll be alright if you're down the pub with your mates and something weird flashes up on your screen... but not so cool if you've got a snide boss who spots something that makes them think you're a lesser human than they'd even anticipated.
So what's the technological advice to spare your blushes? Keep your phone in your pocket... and make sure it's not filling up with filth while it's in there.