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News: Facebook made some private posts public for as many as 14M via ABC7

This is a major reason I have always told people to expect that everything you post on FB is public. Between confusing privacy controls and errors like this, I think it is the wisest policy. Don’t post it if you wouldn’t want it public. Just a good policy on all social media. Use Telegram, Signal or something similar for “private” stuff, but even then don’t depend on anything being truly private once it is online. — Douglas


Facebook made some private posts public for as many as 14M via ABC7

News: Facebook made some private posts public for as many as 14M via ABC7

NEW YORK — Facebook says a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over several days in May.

The problem, which Facebook says it has fixed, is the latest privacy scandal for the world's largest social media company. The company said on Thursday the bug automatically suggested that users make new posts public, even if they had previously restricted to "friends only" or another private setting.

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