Due to what appears to be a technical glitch, Facebook published its source code for the world to see and Facebook Secrets was quick to publish it.
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of Facebook Secrets, the site was created on a free Blogspot blog and has just one post–the one showing Facebook’s source code.
This is extremely embarrassing for Facebook for a number of reasons:
- Questions are now being raised as to what else might accidentally get published–maybe you’ll see your private data some day.
- Competitors now have a chance to see what’s under Facebook’s hood and maybe learn something.
- Hackers might be able to find a weakness in the code and exploit it.
- Some developers are suggesting the structure of Facebook isn’t particularly sophisticated.