Facebook glitch exposes private videosPrivacy issues are ever rampant on the world’s social network: Facebook. Ever since its launch, people have had problems with the service’s privacy settings and over the weekend, a new problem was discovered by the folks at TechCrunch. This time it has something to do with the privacy settings of Facebook videos.

Apparently of recent, the privacy controls of Facebook videos haven’t been working as intended. It has been reported that the thumbnails and descriptions of videos can be seen by everybody despite them being set to private. While it’s not the same as being able to watch the videos, sometimes a thumbnail can paint a thousand words, and it’s enough to get users into trouble.

Fortunately a Facebook spokesperson has confirmed that the glitch that was live for just over a week has now been fixed. But just like everything that can be shared on the internet – it’s better to be safe than sorry by not uploading anything you don’t want people to see in the first place. Were any of you affected by the consequences of this bug over the past week?

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