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Mark Zuckerberg Photos 'Leaked' Online
December 07, 2011
A security flaw in the Facebook system briefly gave users access to other members' private photos, including those belonging to the company's founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
"The bug allowed anyone to view a limited number of another user's most recently uploaded photos irrespective of the privacy settings for these photos," Facebook said in a statement. Several photos from Zuckerberg's private profile were uploaded to other public sites during the glitch.
In a statement, Facebook said: "Upon discovering the bug, we immediately disabled the system, and will only return functionality once we can confirm the bug has been fixed."
Zuckerberg didn't react directly to the photo exposure incident, but in his most recent post on The Facebook Blog, he notes: "I founded Facebook on the idea that people want to share and connect with people in their lives, but to do this everyone needs complete control over who they share with at all times."
He added that after creating new tools aimed at protecting members privacy: "Overall, I think we have a good history of providing transparency and control over who can see your information."