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Mark Zuckerberg Hacked; Private Photos Leaked Because of Facebook Glitch

Mark Zuckerberg‘s Facebook page was hacked in the latest privacy breach on the social networking site. A series of 14 personal photos were posted on the website Imgur under the heading ?It?s time to fix those security flaws, Facebook.? They include one picture of the Facebook CEO holding a dead chicken. Facebook says the glitch resulted from a bug in one of its tools that lets users report inappropriate images and that the site was vulnerable for only a short period of time. The breach comes a week after Facebook reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, agreeing among other things to make sure that the privacy of users? information is protected.

The Federal Trade Commission’s Toothless Settlement with Facebook

Today the FTC and Facebook finally reached a long awaited settlement on the social networks very dubious privacy practices. As part of settlement Facebook will now be required to get users consent before they make changes to their privacy settings, and must submit themselves to a privacy audits for the next 20 years. They’ll also be forced to block users from accessing accounts that have been deleted after 30 days.

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