Some users, mostly in France, reported that “private messages” sent between 2007-2009 were suddenly public. However, Facebook told the BBC: “[The] messages were older wall posts that had always been visible on the users’ profile pages. Separately, Facebook shares fell up to 11% after an influential journal said the stock is worth just $15. On the messaging rumour, the social network said: “Facebook is satisfied that there has been no breach of user privacy.” Another source at the company told the BBC that engineers said there was “no way” the two areas of data could get mixed up. Read the full story at the BBC.
Facebook private message rumour is ‘false’, site says
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).