Facebook rescinds internship from student who exposed app privacy flaws

A Harvard University student says he lost his internship at Facebook after he launched a browser application from his dorm room that exploited privacy flaws on the company’s mobile messenger.

Aran Khanna’s app – called Marauder’s Map in tribute to the Harry Potter books – showed that users of Facebook Messenger could pinpoint the exact locations of people they were talking to.

  • Frances

    Cripes – if at all accurate, they should invite him/her into the fold, embrace with hard legal ropes (which won’t work, but never mnd), and get this person on board to check out other vulnerabilities.