This plugin seems to be in working order.
Recent Posts on forum home to show posts in private category
Perhaps I dont have something setup correctly, or this isn't implemented.
When viewing node home, and you see recent posts, it doesnt display posts in categories that normal registered members cant see. Would be nice to see those posts at a glance.
hmm, this widget actually just pulls data from the /recent page. So maybe its not set up correctly or you weren't logged in? (or /recent page is bugged?)