Looks like Google+ API went banana and some private posts were accessible for a brief moment and reposted by Friends+Me.

Looks like Google+ API went banana and some private posts were accessible for a brief moment and reposted by Friends+Me.

I’ve already contacted the Google+ team regarding this problem.

16 thoughts on “Looks like Google+ API went banana and some private posts were accessible for a brief moment and reposted by Friends+Me.

  1. OK, I just got alerted to this – deleted some FB and twitter posts that were NOT supposed to have been public.

    I saw all of my private one-ton-one and private community posts from 7:55am central, all the way through 12:24pm central over on FB and Twitter.

    So the problem is more than just a few moments of duration.

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  2. Just further proof that people need to stop posting private stuff online. Get a paper diary or download a journal program to your computer or device. NOTHING online is private. NOTHING.

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  3. Amig Von Hallen It just completely blows me away to see how much personal or super private details people post all over the web- especially places like facebook (coughs). Then, they’re surprised when the info is “out there” or their accounts get hacked. A friend of mine always uses fb to check in wherever she is, and her house got robbed. Yep, that’s what happens when all of your contact details are there, and you tell the world where you are and how long you’ll be gone. Yeppie.

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  4. Ondřej Pokorný I haven’t blamed a victim if that’s what you’re insinuating by that link, so don’t get it twisted. I have stated that over-sharers need to stop acting surprised when their information becomes public or used against them. All of the information about online safety, etc. is out there, but many people choose to ignore it. If you want to do that, it’s your right. Do it. Just don’t act surprised when private posts go public, when sites release account information, or when accounts get hacked because hackers guess your login info because of the information you put out there. Having a false sense of security isn’t going to protect you, so just stop putting every single thing out there. Period.

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  5. Mea Culpa to my SMM comrade Brandon Schaefer since I used my Google+ stream to share an image I used to critique and thinking that since it was set to private my comments would be between just the two of us. Using this thread to anoint my error and blame it on the G+ api woes -;>

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