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[VW] Facebook private messages were displayed publicly in Britain, America and Europe

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) was flooded with complaints from users yesterday, claiming their old private messages are getting displayed publicly. Though the social networker admitted that some of the old messages were reappearing, the company also said there has been no privacy breach, as those messages were old public messages.
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To calm the panic, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s director of engineering, Andrew Bosworth said “In case there was any concern, these are just wall posts and not personal messages… people just forget how we used to use the wall!.”
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Even though the company altogether denied the claims, a writer for an American technology website confirms the messages displayed on the timelines were indeed, private messages.

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They weren't PM's. They were Wall posts from a long time ago, back when people used wall posts to message eachother.

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They weren't PM's. They were Wall posts from a long time ago, back when people used wall posts to message eachother.
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The thing is that many people confirmed that they were actual private messages.
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The thing is that many people confirmed that they were actual private messages.

That's how people messaged eachother back then- through the wall. there wasn't a messager. And EVERYONE could see those messages back then too.

Technically their still PMs but Public Messages instead of Private Messages, I tell you.
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That's how people messaged eachother back then- through the wall. there wasn't a messager. And EVERYONE could see those messages back then too.
Technically their still PMs but Public Messages instead of Private Messages, I tell you.

Oh could it be that the users were marking those wall posts as private and then with timeline they got reset to public? That seems plausible but I don't even know if there was a feature to have a certain wall post being private as it is now.
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lol, do people still use FB?
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lol, do people still use FB?

You must be new to the internet tongue.gif. Of course they do since when facebook got abandoned? Unless you specifically mean private messages so I guess it would be more logical to you for someone to use msn or skype for instance. Then you would be amazed to know that even if it's buggy as hell people still prefer to use fb chat because of having everything in one place I guess. I personally don't, I prefer msn and skype.
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AAAAAAAAAAAAnd that's why no one like's timeline, among other reasons.
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lol, do people still use FB?

Millions, sheep I tell you, sheep, I use It myself but exclude myself from the excuse my language BS, I just chat to friends and stay away from brain cell killing pages and people.
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Millions, sheep I tell you, sheep, I use It myself but exclude myself from the excuse my language BS, I just chat to friends and stay away from brain cell killing pages and people.

FB is really fun for trolling though, you should try it tongue.gif
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