Facebook Blames ‘Bug’ for Changing User Privacy Settings
Everyone could see the writing on the wall. Even as the social network tries to rebuild public trust after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, for 10 days last month 14 million users’ privacy settings were changed without their knowledge or consent. Posts they thought were private were instead visible to the public by default. Facebook says it was a software bug that’s since been fixed, and apologized to users — who may need to go back and adjust privacy settings for posts made that week.