A temporary issue with the social networking site this week reportedly made some private user information public.
Palo Alto, CA (WiredPRNews.com) – A security glitch found on Facebook this week put privacy concerns about the popular social networking site back into the spotlight. As reported by The 33 News, the issue allowed potentially sensitive personal chat and friend request information of users to be viewed by their friends.
As noted in the report, Facebook responded to the discovery of the issue by disabling the chat option. Facebook is quoted by The 33 News as saying of the matter in a statement, “When we received reports of the problem, our engineers promptly diagnosed it and temporarily disabled the chat function. We also pushed out a fix to take care of the visible friend requests which is now complete. Chat will be turned back on across the site shortly. We worked quickly to resolve this matter, ensuring that once the bug was reported to us, a solution was quickly found and implemented.”
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