On Thursday Facebook says that a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over several days in May
It is the largest privacy scandal for the world’s largest social media company. The company said that the bud automatically suggested that users make new posts public, even if they had previously restricted to “friends only” or another private setting.
Facebook’s chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, says the bug did not affect past posts. She added that Facebook is notifying users who posted publicly during the time the bug was active to review their posts.
This bug affected users posting between May 18 and May 27 as it was implementing a new way to share some items such as photos, said Facebook.
Egan said,”Starting today we are letting everyone affected know and asking them to review any posts they made during that time”.