In yet another case of beach of Security,Facebook seems to be delivering messages to people from whom you want this to bekept secret.
At least be careful in future of what you share.
Dear Facebook (Photo credit: JAMES ANTHONY CAMPBELL)
University of Texas students Taylor McCormick and Bobbi Duncan came out to the world via Facebook, but not in ways they ever intended.
The Wall Street Journal
examined how Facebook changed the lives of two gay college students
, when a classmate added them to a public group for other gay choir
singers at the school an action that was shared on the students’ news feeds
In another case Bobbi Duncan desperately wanted her father not to know she is lesbian, but Facebook told him anyway. Soon, she learned that another choir member, Taylor McCormick, had been outed the very same way, upsetting his world as well.
The two University of Texas in Austin
students had been careful to keep their parents from finding about about their lifestyles. However, when they were added to a Facebook discussion group
for Queer Chorus, a choir group on campus, a notification popped up and informed all of their friends.
“In the era of social networks like Facebook and Google Inc.‘s Google+, companies that catalog people’s activities for a profit routinely share, store and broadcast everyday details of people’s lives. This creates a challenge for individuals navigating the personal-data economy how to keep anything private in an era when it is difficult to predict where your information will end up.
“ The Wall Street Journal