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Facebook mistakenly made public private records of 14 million users

Another failure of the social network in the background of scandals with Cambridge Analytica and manufacturers of smartphones.

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Facebook admitted that due to a technical error in the settings, closed records of 14 million users were open to everyone. The company was assured that the faults had already been eliminated and they apologized.

According to media reports, the failure lasted almost ten days – from May 18 to 27: at this time, user records, available to a limited number of people, appeared in an unlimited number of people. Usually, the user chooses who sees his posts, but because of a technical failure, the settings have changed.

This is another scandal related to Facebook lately. Earlier, the company transferred access to personal data of 50 million people for Cambridge Analytica, and it turnedout that it shares information with 60 smartphone manufacturers.

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