800,000 Facebook users blocked people who saw their posts anyhow

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Chinese phone maker Huawei said Wednesday, June 6, that it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other manufacturers. And those people may have been able to contact people on Facebook Messenger who'd blocked them, potentially leading to harassment.

"We'd like to apologize and explain what happened".

The fact that this was possible is a concerning breach of Facebook users' online safety.

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For some people, who noticed that their block list had gotten shorter without their doing or knowledge, it would have been an unsettling notion that these blocked people now had access to their lives again. Blocking also removes the user from one's friend list if they were friends earlier on the platform.

"While someone who was unblocked could not see content shared with friends, they could have seen things posted to a wider audience", Egan said of the glitch.

Facebook today started notifying more than 800,00 users about a privacy bug on Facebook and Messenger.

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ANOTHER FACEBOOK FOIBLE has reared its head, this time in the form of a big that quietly unblocked blocked users so they could see the content and posts from their, er, blockers. "A bug mistakenly deleted some of these associations across Facebook and Messenger, which caused blocks to be lost", Facebook explained.

Specifically, it automatically allowed people who were blocked to become unblocked.

The vast majority of the more than 800,000 people affected by the bug had only one person they had blocked be temporarily unblocked, according to Facebook. The Cambridge Analytica scandal, which unfolded in March, affected more than 8.7 crore users.

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