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Facebook Publishes Private Messages In Privacy Breach

Posted By admin On September 24, 2012 @ 3:08 pm In 1,Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Shane Richmond
London Telegraph [1]
September 24, 2012

Facebook has been flooded with complaints from users who say some of their old private messages have been re-published publicly on the social network.

However, Facebook denied that there had been a privacy breach and claimed the messages were old public messages that were being reposted because of a bug.

Some users said that messages they had sent privately on the social network between 2007 and 2009 were being republished into their public timelines on the site. Though it was not clear how many people were affected, there were complaints from users in Britain, America and in Europe.

Colleen Taylor, a writer for an American technology website, said that she had confirmed with friends that messages appearing in their timelines were originally sent as private messages.

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