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Facebook Bug Switches Privacy Settings For Up To 14 Million Users

Facebook, which has already been under fire for how it protects user data, took another hit this week when a bug switched the privacy sharing settings for as many as 14 million users to "public."

The bug affected the settings between May 18 and 22, apparently while Facebook was testing a new feature, according to a CNN Tech story. Once the bug was discovered, the settings for all posts shared during that period were reset to "private."

A Bloomberg story said the bug affected privacy settings for as many as 10 days.

Facebook executives apologized for the error and the company has begun informing users who were impacted by the incident.