September 24, 2012
Facebook has been flooded with complaints from users who say some of
their old private messages have been re-published publicly on the social
However, Facebook denied that there had been a privacy breach and
claimed the messages were old public messages that were being reposted
because of a bug.
Some users said that messages they had sent privately on the social
network between 2007 and 2009 were being republished into their public
timelines on the site. Though it was not clear how many people were
affected, there were complaints from users in Britain, America and in
Colleen Taylor, a writer for an American technology website, said that she had confirmed with friends that messages appearing in their timelines were originally sent as private messages.