Zuckerberg hit by Facebook privacy flaw

Issues around privacy have long dogged Facebook but they really came home to roost when a security flaw that let people view other users’ private photos, including those of chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

7th December, 2011
Zuckerberg hit by Facebook privacy flaw
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Issues around privacy have long dogged Facebook but they really came home to roost when a security flaw that let people view other users’ private photos, including those of chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

The bug enabled anyone to view a “limited number” of recently uploaded photos, regardless of a person’s privacy settings, the company said in an e-mailed statement. Facebook shut the affected system after becoming aware of the bug and will restore it...

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