Facebook’s latest blunder made private posts public for 14M users

June 7, 2018 Bryan Clark


Facebook is again at the center of a privacy controversy after revealing today that it had been inadvertently sharing private posts publicly for some 14 million users. When attempting to test a feature on users’ profiles, developers introduced a bug that exposed the posts of some individuals who thought they were posting privately, Facebook revealed. The company told TechCrunch the glitch happened while testing a new “featured items” option on profiles that allows users to highlight photos and other content. In new accounts, and most others, posts are public by default. Every Facebook user, though, has the ability to change…

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