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Facebook privacy bug 'affects 14 million users'

Facebook privacy bug 'affects 14 million users'

Facebook's troubles continue as the company has just announced that the platform experienced a "bug" that set the audience for tens of millions of people's posts to "public" even if they had set their privacy settings to share them with a smaller audience. She added that Facebook is notifying users who posted publicly during the time the bug was active to review their posts. Your secrets are safe - unless someone saw them, of course. Facebook stopped the bug on May 22 but did not restore the proper privacy settings to all posts until May 27.

Erin Egan, Facebook's chief privacy officer, says the bug did not affect past posts. We have fixed this issue and starting today we are letting everyone affected know and asking them to review any posts they made during that time.

How did this happen? If users did not notice the new default suggestion, they unwittingly sent their post to a broader audience than they had intended.

Facebook will soon start individually informing the people who were affected by the bug.

Facebook, which said it discovered the bug, has not yet shared details about who may have accessed the exposed data, or how that access may have occurred.

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It will also display more detailed information about the bug, which Facebook has referred to as a 'technical error'.

Facebook posts typically default to the last "audience" a post was shared with, such as family members, friends, or friends except their boss. He apologized for Facebook's handling of the issue and promised that the company would be more transparent and "do better" when it comes to protecting user data and security.

Facebook has been hit by another privacy scandal. That way, users can reset a post that was inadvertently set to public back to being shared just with friends if they would like.

A Facebook booth is seen at the China International Big Data Industry Expo in Guiyang, Guizhou province, China, on May 27, 2018.


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