Five questions around Facebook’s private messages
Techtimes.Info – While it is difficult to establish whether the bug is proven, the rise of supposedly private messages on Facebook user profiles illustrates how the behavior on this social network has evolved.
Was there really a bug?
This is the central question, and it is currently difficult to answer with certainty. Since Monday, many Facebook users are convinced that private exchanges dating back several years became public with the passage of profiles in “Journal” mode . Many evoke messages related to their love life (breaks, deceptions …) that they would never have shared with all their contacts.
But there is only one way to prove with certainty that a private message has been published by mistake on a profile. During the relevant times (2006-2009), Facebook automatically sent the user an e-mail warning that “someone wrote on their wall” or that “someone sent a private message”. It should therefore identify a suspicious message on his profile, and find in his mailbox the corresponding warning e-mail. If it says “someone sent a private message”, the bug is proven. However, no user has so far been able to deliver such elements.