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Facebook exposed millions of private posts to public view, say multiple reports

The social network’s admission is another black eye for its mishandling of user data
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The social media giant said it has fixed the bug and apologized for the mistake

Already bloodied by a series of privacy and security scandals, a report by CNBC says Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) now says a software bug may have exposed the private posts of up to 14 million people to the general public.

The bug reportedly changed users’ privacy settings to public without their knowledge for 10 days in May.

READ: Facebook admits user data was shared with Chinese smartphone maker Huawei

Facebook in a statement said it has fixed the bug and apologized for the mistake, according to Recode.

Shares of the social network fell 1.7% to US188.06 in afternoon trade.



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