Facebook bug unblocked 'blocked'

Facebook bug unblocked 'blocked'

"We know that the ability to block someone is important - and we'd like to apologize and explain what happened".

Users on Facebook can "block" others as a way to prevent them from seeing posts or contacting the user on Messenger. Those who were unblocked could not see content that a user shared with their friends, but they could see "things posted to a wider audience", Facebook said, such as photos shared with friends of friends.

The incident, following so closely on the heels of another similar settings glitch plus larger data and privacy issues, is as good a reminder as any of why most people have gotten more acclimated to Instagram as a Facebook alternative.

Facebook is going to notify over eight lakh users about a bug which may have unblocked some people they had blocked, the company said in a release on Monday. Blocking also automatically unfriends them if you were previously friends. The company says a bug on its platform reportedly led to random users being removed from some users' block lists.

Aaron Finch posts 172 runs for highest T20I score
Finch has been in incredible form this year having scored 398 runs at an average of 199, with a strike rate of 218.68 in T20Is. Finch took attack to the opposition bowlers right from the start and struck 10 sixes and 16 fours in his swashbuckling innings.

People are blocked for harsher reasons, such as harassment or bullying, Egan added. Affected users, nevertheless, are going to get a notification encouraging them to review their blocked list.

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg earlier this year was grilled by the European Parliament and the US Congress about a massive breach of users' personal data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

ANOTHER FACEBOOK FOIBLE has reared its head, this time in the form of a big that quietly unblocked blocked users so they could see the content and posts from their, er, blockers. Personal and sensitive data of users was scraped by the analytics company which was allegedly used for Trump campaign for the United States presidential polls 2016, among others.

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