Check your Facebook account

Published 11:42 am Friday, May 7, 2010

Tired of changing your privacy settings on Facebook? So is everyone else.

If you haven’t noticed, on Wednesday Facebook had a glitch that gave users access to private information in the accounts of their friends — private things like chat conversations.

TechCrunch reported the gaffe first on Wednesday. Steve O’Hear of TechCrunch said a privacy feature had a flaw that allowed others to view private information if they knew how to exploit the flaw.

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Several hours later, Facebook’s people responded saying the limited period of time that was so and the fix is done.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a watchdog group, has said, “What you don’t want the world to know about, don’t put it on Facebook.”