A Harvard University student says he lost his internship at Facebook after he launched a browser application that exploited privacy flaws on its mobile messenger.
Aran Khanna's app showed that users of Facebook Messenger could pinpoint the exact locations of people they were talking to.
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Khanna posted the app from his dorm room in May and tells Boston.com (http://bit.ly/1NcW7km ) 85,000 people downloaded it.
Facebook asked Khanna to disable it. A week later, Facebook released a Messenger app update addressing the flaw that a company spokesman said had been in the works for months.
Khanna received a call from Facebook telling him the company was rescinding his internship offer because he violated the Facebook user agreement.
Facebook was launched from a Harvard dorm room in 2004.