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trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
37404 posts
So I just received some random Google chat messages from someone which were clearly not intended for me - looked like he just messaged me by mistake. I sent him a reply, which he didn't seem to get.

A few minutes later my mum mentioned she was getting messages from me for someone else - then pasted two separate conversations I'd just had with two different people.

This is the sort of thing that if someone told me about I'd assume they were doing something wrong, but having my mother paste me conversations that were never sent to her is some eye-openingly scary s***.

So, something seems up with Google Chat / Hangouts. Beware!

edit: this is a fresh new bug that was reported a couple hours ago on the official Google Hangout forum.
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Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21546 posts
This is the exact reason why I steer clear of the internet.
08:14pm 26/09/13 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
37406 posts
official status update: "We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Talk. We will provide more information shortly."
08:48pm 26/09/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
20592 posts
10:53pm 26/09/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
17478 posts
This is the exact reason why I steer clear of the internet.


you're doing it wrong.
11:11pm 26/09/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22206 posts
oops, I guess that NSA_REDIRECT they implemented has a typo
12:02am 27/09/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
4505 posts
A few minutes later my mum mentioned she was getting messages from me for someone else - then pasted two separate conversations I'd just had with two different people.


That could be embarrassing!
07:26am 27/09/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22209 posts
Nah he would have just been talking about how awesome his bandanna collection was.
07:45am 27/09/13 Permalink
greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
6043 posts
No he was probably talking about his f*****g TODO list.
09:17am 27/09/13 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1522 posts
oops, I guess that NSA_REDIRECT they implemented has a typo

NSA_REDERP
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