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Facebook privacy goof makes posts by 14 million users readable to anyone

Facebook disclosed a new privacy blunder on Thursday in a statement that said the site accidentally made the posts of 14 million users public even when they designated the posts to be shared with only a limited number of contacts. The mixup was the result of a bug that automatically suggested posts be set to public, meaning the posts could be viewed by anyone, including people not logged on to Facebook. As a result, from May 18 to May 27, as many as 14 million users who intended posts to be available only to select individuals were, in fact, accessible to anyone on the Internet. “We have fixed this issue, and, starting today, we are letting everyone affected know and asking them to review any posts they made during that time,” Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan said in the statement. “To be clear, this bug did not impact anything people had posted before–and they could still choose their audience just as they always have. We’d like to apologize for this mistake.” Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Klout is out—social media mojo-ranking service to shutter

Lithium Klout, a service that tracks how much social media attention its users draw and rates their expertise based on the content of their posts, will be switched off on May 25—an announcement that has ironically had Klout trending on Twitter today. The service, which launched in 2008, also offered an application-programming interface that allowed businesses to collect analytics data about their audiences. Klout also offered "perks" to individuals based on their scores and demographics. Read 9 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Facebook Clamping Down On ‘Engagement Bait’ Posts – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Facebook Clamping Down On 'Engagement Bait' Posts Ubergizmo Clickbait articles was a problem that Facebook had not too long ago, and the company was working on ways to try and clamp down on them. However it looks like they've got a new “bait” problem in the form of “engagement bait”, which is where posts are ... and more »

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This App of the Day Keeps Your Friends at Bay – AndroGuru.com (blog)

AndroGuru.com (blog) This App of the Day Keeps Your Friends at Bay AndroGuru.com (blog) This camera roll fiasco could have been prevented if you would have had our app of the day installed. A phone is your sanctuary as you have many private details stored on there. You may have some embarrassing moments, private screen caps and some ...

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