Facebook Bug Unintentionally Made Private Posts Of 14 million Users To Public

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Facebook bug unintentionally made private posts of 14 million users to public

Facebook has put a ubiquitous influence globally since its inception year 2004.  Facebook bug unintentionally made private posts of 14 million users to public

Facebook has been striving for months in regard to protect users’ privacy.

Usually, Facebook users’ post typically defaults to preselected privacy settings.

Facebook Bug Unintentionally Made Private Posts Of 14 million Users To Public. Users have no idea about this.

However, Facebook blamed a software bug that made 14m users’ private posts go public.

This software bug was active from the period between May 18 to May 27. But, by May 27, the company had changed the affected posts from the public setting back to a private one.

This fault took place when the company built a  new way for people to share “featured items” on their profiles.

Facebook has already fixed this issue and notified affected users advising them to review their posts.

But, the company didn’t reveal about how it had found the bug. And also, it didn’t say how it knew the problem was limited to 14million users.

“We’d like to apologize for this mistake,” Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, said in a statement.

Due to poor security protection, trust on Facebook has fallen by 66%.

Although Facebook survived temporary losses of trust from its users in the past, the recent scandals appeared to be taking their tolls on the social media.

Apart from this, one of Facebook’ key privacy features is that it lets people decide on an audience for their posts.

It has been observed that, for last few months, facebooks executives have repeatedly been tending to apologize to users for failing to protect their privacy.

Conclusion

Until Facebook and other companies improve their approach to privacy protection and develop more user-friendly settings and more aligned that users want, users should abstain from sharing too much sensitive information with others.

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