Earlier this week, the world's most popular social network landed in the news overseas for a potential breach of privacy, but it says the incident could not have happened.
Last week, many Facebook users in France said they started to notice that private messages they sent between 2007 and 2009 were showing up in their timelines, but the social network rejects those assertions, according to a report from Computer Weekly
. Instead, it believes the Wall entries users saw were just person-to-person posts made during that time, which have always been viewable.
Further, the company says that there is "no way" those two types of message could have gotten mixed up or appeared on a user's Wall, the report said. Its engineers claim that the way these messages were treated is different because of how they were originally coded, and therefore for there to have been crossed wires, so to speak, is impossible. Eduard Goodman
, chief pricacy officer for Identity Theft
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