Over a year ago, a piece of source code was leaked revealing that Facebook is tracking who views any profile. The information was posted on someone’s personal website, so its credibility was questionable.
Now there are additional reports that this really is the case. Valleywag reports:
Turns out Facebook employees can (and do) check out anyone’s profile. Not only that, but they also see which profiles a user has viewed — a major privacy violation. If you’ve been obsessed with a workmate or classmate, Facebook employees know. If Barack Obama’s intern has been using the campaign account to troll for hotties, Facebook employees know. Within the company, it’s considered a job perk, and employees check this data for fun.
It is not especially surprising that employees of a company have access to the data stored by that company. More shocking is that the profiles views are secretly monitored and the records are easily accessible by anyone at Facebook.