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 February 11, 2013  Breaches

Taylor Hatmaker writes:

If you’re a Flickr user, you may want to dig through that bulk inbox for an important heads-up from the photo sharing site. Reports have emerged that between Jan. 18 and Feb. 7, a portion of Flickr users’ private photos were made public due to a software bug discovered during routine maintenance. While the photos wouldn’t have shown up in a search, they were visible on affected users’ photo streams during that time.

Rather than reporting this on its company-wide blog, Flickr opted to selectively notify individuals affected by the mishap. The company has only admitted that the issue impacted a “small percentage of photos,” so the scope of the privacy breach remains unclear for the time being.

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