14 Million Facebook Users Affected By Privacy Glitch - Are You One Of Them?

8 June 2018, 11:00

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Facebook privacy. Picture: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

By Josh Lee

Is your profile safe?

Facebook have admitted that up to 14 million users have had posts shared publicly without consent, The Guardian reports.

Between May 18th and May 27th, a bug caused Facebook's "audience selector" to reset for a number of users, with affected users' posts being set to "public" without their knowledge.

Facebook's chief privacy officer Erin Egan apologised for the glitch, saying, "We have fixed this issue and starting today we are letting everyone effected know and asking them to review any posts they made during that time. We'd like to apologise for this mistake."

Facebook said they will alert users affected and ask them to review their post sharing settings.

This is the second privacy controversy to affect Facebook this year. In April this year, it was revealed that data firm Cambridge Analytica had harvested the data of up to 87 million users wither their explicit knowledge.