Facebook users might be interested to know that it is currently experiencing a bug that allows “notes” designated as private to be read anyway. This has been confirmed privately to The Register by a Facebook customer service representative, though the site has yet to issue any public notification of this flaw.
Several hours after this story [Pertaining to the Facebook flaw] was published, a Facebook spokeswoman e-mailed to say the problem was the result of the user setting up conflicting privacy settings.
“To clarify, this is not a bug,” she wrote. “This user most likely set their Notes privacy settings to ‘Only Me,’ however, they include Notes on their Limited Profile. Therefore, the people on their Limited Profile list can see their Notes.”
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