"We recently found a bug that automatically suggested posting publicly when some people were creating their Facebook posts", Ms Egan said. "Since these featured items are public, the suggested audience for all new posts - not just these items - was set to 'public.' The problem has been fixed, and for anyone affected, we changed the audience back to what they'd been using before".
Huawei, a company flagged by US intelligence officials as a national security threat, was the latest device maker at the center of a fresh wave of allegations over Facebook's handling of private data. Here's how it happened. Unfortunately, the bug itself is horrendous for Facebook's core reputation.
Facebook posts typically default to the last "audience" a post was shared with, such as family members or friends.
This meant the company was able to mine the information of 87 million Facebook users even though just 270,000 people gave them permission to do so. This was the case during the bug's lifespan too. Someone can, for example, share a post with only a limited group of family and friends, or decide to make a post public so that anyone, including people not logged on to Facebook, can see it.
"We'd like to apologize for this mistake", Egan said.
So many users that keep posts set to private would have had no idea about the issue or may have not even thought to check the status. Facebook is now in the process of rolling out new privacy menus to all of its 2 billion users.
Pedro Pascal , last seen playing Javier Peña on Netflix's Narcos , is also among the newcomers joining the Wonder Woman franchise. DC Entertainment president and producer Geoff Johns has released a mysterious but telling clue into the plot of Wonder Woman 2 .
Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said the government is not cutting its FY19 growth forecast of 7.5 per cent. The International Monetary Fund expects economic growth could reach 7.4 percent in 2018/19.
China's exports have mushroomed since joining the World Trade Organisation in 2001, making it the world's second-largest economy. United States companies, too, have warned about the negative impact of the tariffs which will raise their costs.
David, who has an estimated net worth of $52 billion, will take on the title of director emeritus after his retirement. He earned two degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the early 1960s.
Read on for a recap of Sunday's results from the 2018 French Open , complete with highlights of the day's best action in Paris . One of the few lulls in Zverev's high-intensity match came when Dzumhur collided with a ball boy after winning the third set.
ABC News published a piece titled "Gowdy disputes Trump's "spy" claim, says Federal Bureau of Investigation acted properly". I can't think of any major case I handled in 20 years where there was not someone willing to provide information.
It's the first state referendum on President Trump , whose immigration policies in particular have galvanized many Latino voters. A host of state Assembly and Senate races are also on the ballot, along with local elections in many Southland cities.
Portugal host Algeria on June 7 before their World Cup opener on June 15 against Spain in a group also featuring Morocco and Iran. Prior to the World Cup, Belgium play friendly warm-up matches against Egypt on Wednesday and Costa Rica next Monday.
University College London and Imperial College have scraped into the top 20 at joint 18th and 20th respectively, both... The other United Kingdom universities ranked in the top 100 were Manchester, in joint 51st, and Warwick in joint 81st.
In April, Telegram was banned in Russia after the company refused to hand over encryption keys to the Russian government . In return, Telegram was banned in Russian Federation in April; resulting in the current App Store block.
The Golden State Warriors pose with the Western Conference trophy after defeating the Houston Rockets in Game 7 on May 28, 2018. JAMES' SHOT: James isn't ready to make any bold predictions about how great he might be in his eighth straight Finals .
I think probably in certain ways, yes, and I agree with those arguments; and then also I agree with arguments where it's no. I have given tennis so much, and tennis has actually given me a lot, and I couldn't be more grateful", Williams said.
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Curry finished with 11 points on three-of-16 shooting, while he was one-for-10 from three-point range. Thompson struggled as well, though he came alive for a couple of key buckets in the third quarter.
Destiny 2 DLC roadmap set to Summer 2019
If there is one thing you have to love about Bungie and their Destiny franchise, it's that they constantly develop and innovate. Speaking of unannounced games, Blizzard has revealed in a job listing that it's working on a "new, unannounced Diablo project".
Furore over 'disgusting' kiss by Philippines' Duterte
Philippines women's rights group Gabriela described the "macho spectacle" as the "disgusting theatrics of a misogynist president". She appeared shy, laughing at the request, but eventually getting close enough for him to move in and plant a kiss on her mouth.
Merkel outlines ideas to integrate EU
She said she was "absolutely open to talking to the new Italian government about ways to help young people find work" given high levels of youth unemployment.
New Catalan cabinet takes office as Spanish PM sworn in
Puigdemont is fighting extradition from Germany to Spain where he is sought on charges of rebellion and misuse of public funds. But they have very different targets, with Spain's Socialists, who had backed Rajoy's Catalonia policy, opposing independence.
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So, understandably, he's going to have a lot to write about in that eventual book - he just needs to figure out where to place it. You've always got to look at what you don't have. "I want to just try to maximize as much as I can and be as good as I can". ".
Here's why you shouldn't roast marshmallows over lava
Geological Survey, a fast-moving lava flow is now traveling down Highway 132 near the intersection of Noni Farms road. The lava is flowing from about two dozen fissures, the first of which opened more than three weeks ago.
Militant shelling kills 4 Russian soldiers in Syria
The defence ministry in Moscow said Sunday four Russian servicemen had been killed in clashes with militants in Deir Ezzor. The fighting erupted after several groups of rebels attacked an artillery battery of the Syrian army, the ministry said.