Plaxo Leaks

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I discovered that Plaxo leaks your private Facebook status updates….

I only use Plaxo because I have a good friend that ask me to sign up.  A few months ago, Plaxo sent me a mail asking me if I wanted to link my Facebook account to my Plaxo account – it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Like many people, almost all of my Facebook info is only visible to people in my friends list – its not publicly visible.  This includes my status updates.

Yesterday, I was updating my about page and added a link to my public Plaxo profile.  I did this from a browser that wasn’t logged into Plaxo.   What did I see?  My private Facebook status!


Awesome, Plaxo silently exposes information I intended to not be openly public.

This is despite my privacy settings in Plaxo



I found a setting that looked like it would fix this, but it didn’t seem to work.   Feh, Plaxo isn’t that important to me so I just deleted all the web connections.


Written by foredecker

November 30, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Posted in Miscelaneous, Rants

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