Latest privacy scandal for the world’s largest social media company

Recently we have seen the Facebook faces the Cambridge Analytica scandal and still recovering from that.

With 2.2 billion users, Facebook is on the top of social networking sites. But also Facebook is first on data and privacy leakages. When the Facebook is in under recovery of Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which A data mining from which is also affiliated with trump, got access to the personal data of approx. 87 million users of Facebook, Erin Egan, Facebook chief privacy officer announced about a bug which was active from 18 May to 27 may.

This bug affects approx. 14 million users out of 2.2 billion users of largest Social Giant.

About The Bug

Facebook said a software bug led some users to post publicly by default regardless of their previous settings.

It said the bug automatically suggested that users make new posts public, even if they had previously restricted posts to “friends only” or another private setting. If users did not notice the new default suggestion, they unwittingly sent their post to a broader audience than they had intended.

Jonathan Mayer, a professor of computer science and public affairs at Princeton University, said on Twitter that this latest privacy gaffe “looks like a viable Federal Trade Commission/state attorney general deception case. “ as the company has promised about most recent privacy settings will be applicable on future post.

Even if the bug was an accident on Facebook’s part, Mayer said in an email that the FTC can bring enforcement action for privacy mistakes.

The company is saying that this was happened accidently when Facebook is trying to build a new way for people to share the featured items on profiles, including photo albums and posts. Accidently, they made the posts public for all suggested audience.

But by any means, surely peoples posts and albums got public even they don’t want to public it and does not want the same.

These are the consequences of data and its users. We are in digital data age, and Facebook is just an example for such data privacy consequences, there are much more apps and services we are using in our day to day life to simplify the needs.

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