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Facebook Privacy Boosted As Private Message 'Leak' Is Dismissed 44

judgecorp writes "Claims that old private Facebook messages have been leaking onto people's Timelines have been dismissed by the French privacy watchdog, CNIL. Apparently, as many concluded early on, the "leaked" messages were just old Wall-to-Wall posts, that users had mistakenly believed were private. Given the lack of user understanding, now is a good time for Facebook to revamp its privacy help pages. Let's hope users pay attention, and Facebook genuinely resists exploiting their naivety." Update: 10/04 17:42 GMT by T : Maybe we shouldn't be so hard on Facebook; Mark Zuckerberg says keeping up with a billion users makes it tough to follow all that data.
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Facebook Privacy Boosted As Private Message 'Leak' Is Dismissed

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  • Good thing (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anubis350 ( 772791 ) on Thursday October 04, 2012 @11:49AM (#41549777)
    this post on /. is private. Now i can discuss CmdrTaco's sexual proclivities without embarrassing him!
  • by cerberusss ( 660701 ) on Thursday October 04, 2012 @12:20PM (#41550181) Homepage Journal

    Hi Rob,

    God you really got out of this hell hole on time. That cocksucker from Dice Holdings walks around like he's the king or something. Chrissake he told me to come on time tomorrow! And of course sourceforge is acting up and the guys over there aren't so chummy anymore, we're just another user to them.

    Say, do you remember where we put the design document on the private messages system? There's several bugs open, but CowboyNeal wrote that module so you probably have an idea of the "quality" of the code. He's a fucking monkey felcher and you know it.

    Anyway, see you Saturday in town. We can talk about Kathleen and Jeff, and again, I'm sorry you had to go through her email to find out about them. I'm going to fucking kill that asshole.


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