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....
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.