Flickr Glitch Made Private Photos Public For 3 Weeks

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 7:31 PM EST) -- Image-hosting service Flickr recently succumbed to a “software bug” that caused users' private photos to be visible to the public without their knowledge for nearly three weeks, the Yahoo Inc.-owned site told affected users Saturday.

While performing “routine site maintenance,” the site discovered a software glitch that changed the view setting on some users' photos from nonpublic — meaning they were private or could be viewed only by family and friends — to public, according to a copy of a letter Flickr sent to its users....
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