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Facebook fixes photo privacy bug

12-08-2011 13:44 BJT

BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- Facebook fixed a flaw that allowed users' photos to be viewed by anyone after the private photographs of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg were posted on the Web, according to media reports on Thursday.

A Facebook privacy flaw, revealed this week, allowed users to gain access to the billionaire businessman's private pictures.

Zuckerberg's photos show that he eats, cooks and likes to spend time with his girlfriend and puppy.

Facebook blamed a software error in a feature that lets users report inappropriate content. "We discovered a bug in one of our reporting flows that allows people to report multiple instances of inappropriate content simultaneously," Facebook said in a statement.

"The bug allowed anyone to view a limited number of another user's most recently uploaded photos irrespective of the privacy settings for these photos," it said.

"Upon discovering the bug, we immediately disabled the system, and will only return functionality once we can confirm the bug has been fixed," it said.

Facebook, which has more than 800 million members, is no stranger to security flaws and privacy breaches. It agreed in a deal with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last month to tighten its policies.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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