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Facebook Privacy Settings Flaws Causes the Spread of Mark Zuckerberg’s Private Photo


The Facebook privacy settings had a great bug today that caused some regular users’ private photos to be viewed that includes private photo of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as shown in the image. But the said Facebook privacy settings problems was confirmed by the top social networking site to be a glitch and has already been fixed.

According to a report from CNET.com on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, the said Facebook bug on Facebook privacy settings page was first discovered by Bodybuilding.com forum in which they had this tool to allow the online users to report inappropriate images.

Indeed, Zuckerberg personal profile was hacked after it was revealed that the new Facebook privacy settings intended to prevent inappropriate images could be exploited. By reporting this exploited images, the users now could have an access on private photos in which they have the option to see full size and download it to their own personal computers.

“The bug was a result of one of our most recent code pushes and was live for a limited period of time,” said a Facebook spokesman. “Upon discovering the bug, we immediately disabled the system, and will only return functionality once we can confirm the bug has been fixed.”

“The privacy of our user’s data is a top priority for us, and we invest lots of resources in protecting our site and the people who use it,” he added.

In addition, reports have said that there were a total of 14 Mark Zuckerberg private photos that were hacked, including the one showing him talking to US President Barack Obama, cooking with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan, holding a chicken, and others.



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