Facebook made some private posts public for as many as 14M users

Facebook has another apology for you

Facebook has another apology for you

Facebook stopped the bug on May 22 but did not restore the proper privacy settings to all posts until May 27.

Erin Egan, Facebook's chief privacy officer, said in a statement that the company recently "found a bug that automatically suggested posting publicly when some people were creating their Facebook posts".

She said Facebook is also notifying users who posted publicly during the time the bug was active to review their posts.

For those who are affected, Facebook will be displaying privacy notifications that appear when a user logs into Facebook via the web or mobile app.

Those affected by this latest issue will receive notifications from Facebook starting Thursday.

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"Starting today we are letting everyone affected know and asking them to review any posts they made during that time", Egan said.

Posts are public by default for new accounts, but every Facebook user can limit who sees each post by using what the company calls an "audience selector".

Until Facebook and other companies improve their approach to privacy and develop settings that are easier to use and more aligned with what users want, "people should probably refrain from sharing too much sensitive information with these platforms", Mr. Sadeh said. People could have changed the individual audience setting on posts, but would have had to notice the setting was different from what they'd chosen.

Facebook is now in the process of rolling out new privacy menus to all of its 2 billion users. The affected users will then be shown which posts were marked public during the glitch. For a bug to break that system for millions of users is yet another major problem Facebook is going to have to deal with.

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