Facebook says a software program bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over a number of days in Could.
The issue, which Facebook says it has mounted, is the newest privateness scandal for the world’s largest social media firm. On Thursday, the corporate stated the bug robotically urged that users make new posts public, even when that they had beforehand restricted to “pals solely” or one other private setting.
Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privateness officer, says the bug didn’t have an effect on previous posts. She added that Facebook is notifying users who posted publicly throughout the time the bug was lively to evaluation their posts.
The information follows a latest furor over Facebook’s sharing of person information with system makers, together with China’s Huawei.