Whoops! A bug in ChatGPT accidentally exposed users' chat histories
· Mar 21, 2023 · NottheBee.com

AI heavyweight ChatGPT just had a MAJOR oopsie when it was discovered that one of its features malfunctioned so that you could see other people's previous conversations.

Yeah, people could see what you've been asking ChatGPT.

Obviously this is serious violation of privacy and trust by the AI chatbot.

On Reddit, one user posted a photo showing descriptions of several ChatGPT conversations they said weren't their own, while someone else on Twitter posted a screenshot of the same bug. A spokesperson for OpenAI confirmed the incident to Bloomberg, noting that the bug did not share full transcripts of conversations but only brief descriptive titles.

Man, that could reveal some really embarrassing things. I've seen the conversations that people openly share from ChatGPT, I don't want to think about how the dark recesses of the internet are using the site. 🫣

Not to mention personal information and other sensitive information that could have been leaked.

According to Open AI it's all under control.

The cause of the issue is thought to be a bug in an unnamed piece of open-source software, Bloomberg notes, though an investigation into the precise cause is ongoing.

In the meantime, the history feature has been disappeared from the site because of this major gaffe.

Let's go ChatGPT, tighten things up. We're trying to trust you with our AI-led future and this is not a good look.

P.S. That's why you always have to be careful about what you share online, and where you share it.

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