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Researcher Finds Method of Seeing Links Shared in Private Facebook Conversations

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Written by TechBug

Belgium security researcher Inti De Ceukelaire says that Facebook will allow anyone to query for links previously shared in private Messenger conversations.

De Ceukelaire, who was participating in the company’s bug bounty program, says he informed Facebook of the issue, but it declined to fix the problem.

A Facebook representative told De Ceukelaire that the ability to query the Facebook Graph API and discover links previously shared on the platform was an intentional feature, and they didn’t plan to restrict access to this option.

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