Facebook Kids App let’s Kids talk to Strangers

Facebook’s Messenger Kids App was designed so “Kids can only connect with parent-approved contacts” only it wasn’t true. Due to a flaw in privacy settings, kids were able to end up in group chats with unapproved people. While this is obviously a massive #COPPA issue, it’s also just a plain old trust issue… When it comes to child data, company reputation is even more precarious.

You can visit the Messenger for Kids website here:
https://messengerkids.com/

And get more news about the actual breach from these links:

Gizmodo
https://gizmodo.com/facebook-app-to-keep-kids-from-talking-to-strangers-onl-1836616387

The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/22/20706250/facebook-messenger-kids-bug-chat-app-unauthorized-adults

TechChrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/23/facebook-fails-to-keep-messenger-kids-safety-promise/