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Facebook mistakenly unveiled the personal publication 14 million users

Inside it 08.06.2018 at 12:14

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Private publication 14 million users, Facebook became available to the public. About it reports the Verge with reference to the official representatives of the company.

They told that as a result of software configuration errors publications without the knowledge of the owners has changed to "public". The failure occurred from 18 to 27 may. Employees corrected the mistake on 22 may, however, change the settings of already published messages was only five days.

the Company shall send notification of the incident to all users affected by the glitch.

At the beginning of April 2018 Facebook acknowledged a data breach of 90 million users. It is expected that the company Cambridge Analytica, specializing in political consulting, collecting users ' personal data to manipulate public opinion.

Information could be used during the election campaign in the United States in 2016 and a referendum on British exit from the European Union. Data were collected using third party applications for surveys.