Harvard student loses Facebook gig for app that shows flaws
BOSTON- A Harvard University student says he lost his internship at Facebook after he launched a browser application that exploited privacy flaws on its mobile messenger.
Aran Khanna's app showed that users of Facebook Messenger could pinpoint the exact locations of people they were talking to.
Khanna posted the app from his dorm room in May and says 85,000 people downloaded it.
Facebook asked Khanna to disable it. A week later, Facebook released a Messenger app update addressing the flaw that a company spokesman said had been in the works for months.
Khanna received a call from Facebook telling him the company was rescinding his internship offer because he violated the Facebook user agreement.
Facebook was launched from a Harvard dorm room in 2004.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Louisiana lawmaker also wants restrictive abortion law
Fatal crash involving motorcycle reported on Nicholson Drive
Exxon eyes Baton Rouge for more expansion, reports suggest
Crews working to clear drainage canals in Denham Springs
BREC Commission to discuss alternate location for the Baton Rouge Zoo