Two Gay College Students Outed by Facebook Because of New Privacy Changes

“It seems Facebook is constantly updating its image, accessibility, and settings and yet its privacy controls seem to be a problematic area, putting the social media website under scrutiny.
Two gay students from the University of Texas in Austin were recently outed on Facebook due to loopholes that caused a breach in privacy, according to the Wall Street Journal. Here’s the loophole: anyone can be added to a group without the user’s approval.
The sexual orientation of two students was unintentionally shared by the president of their Queer Chorus group when he added them to the group’s Facebook page last fall. The add notified the student’s entire friend list and eventually the news traveled back to their parents, who did not receive the information well.”  Full story here!