More Facebook Flaws Impact Kids
Facebook is under fire again over a design flaw in its Messenger Kids app that allows children to enter group chats with unapproved strangers.
The app is supposed to prevent this, but some parents have found their children can circumvent the app security.
Facebook has been quietly closing down those group chats and alerting users to the breach but has not publicly disclosed the issue. It has directed parents to its help line and Messenger parent control section if they had concerns.
The social media giant said it had recently notified some parents about a technical error that it detected affecting a small number of group chats and it had turned off the affected chats.
The issue also comes at an awkward time for Facebook, now settling a $5 billion dollar fine by the Federal Trade Commission over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.