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Zuckerberg's Sister Bitten By Facebook Privacy Settings

By - Source: via Forbes | B 16 comments

Looks like even the Zuckerbergs aren't completely clear on how Facebook's privacy settings work.

Facebook's privacy settings are always changing. Though the company likely thinks its settings are as clear and concise as possible, the truth is that many users find it hard to get their heads around the constantly evolving settings. In fact, even Mark Zuckerberg's own sister has trouble with the social network's complex privacy settings.

Over the holidays, Randi Zuckerberg posted a photo of herself and her family to her Facebook. One of her subscribers, Callie Schweitzer, saw the photo and tweeted it to her followers. However, it seems the photo wasn't actually public. Randi posted it to her Facebook and set the visibility to 'Friends Only.' Randi explained this Schweitzer, and said it was 'way uncool' of her to tweet a private photo. Callie shot back that the photo showed up on the top of her news feed and so she assumed it had been shared publicly because she isn't friends with Randi Zuckerberg and only subscribes to her public updates.

So what happened? Randi's sister was tagged in the photo and is friends with Callie Schweitzer on Facebook. Because Facebook's very granular privacy settings include options for sharing your tagged photos with your friends, Randi's photo was made visible to her sister's friends. Perhaps her brother Mark, also pictured in the photo, was the one who cleared up the situation?

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    Anonymous , December 27, 2012 2:09 PM
    And I care because... this will make my Pentium faster?
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    Anonymous , December 27, 2012 6:27 PM
    Anyone who posts anything personal on facebook is a retard in the first place. If you dont want the entire world to see something, DO NOT POST IT ON THE INTERNET. One should always assume EVERYTHING on the internet is public.
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    Anonymous , December 27, 2012 2:09 PM
    And I care because... this will make my Pentium faster?
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    cats_Paw , December 27, 2012 2:16 PM
    Facebook, a way to stalk famous ppl and think its not creepy becasue everybody does it. Just gotta love human evolution...
  • 2 Hide
    rantoc , December 27, 2012 2:59 PM
    Cats_PawFacebook, a way to stalk famous ppl and think its not creepy becasue everybody does it. Just gotta love human evolution...


    Who sais the famous person needs to be on Facebook and share everything at the first place? Its like inviting stalkers to a buffet and then cry about that they eat their belly full! Or an alcoholic in the boozestore... or a thief in a jewelry shop... Something a sane person wouldn't do, speaking about human "evolution" from another perspective =)
  • 5 Hide
    supall , December 27, 2012 3:15 PM
    Facebook's privacy settings are backwards. I still don't understand how if you tag one of your friends, your friends' friends can still see it even if you only share it "friends only".
  • 2 Hide
    jojesa , December 27, 2012 3:30 PM
    SwooshManAnd I care because... this will make my Pentium faster?

    It will make a CPU to run slower
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    omarccx , December 27, 2012 3:55 PM
    jojesaIt will make a CPU to run slower

    Facebook underclocks it to atom speeds.
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    RaDiKaL_ , December 27, 2012 4:14 PM
    SwooshManAnd I care because... this will make my Pentium faster?

    seems to me you cared enough to read and post.

    facebook settings are getting worse and worse indeed...
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    Anonymous , December 27, 2012 4:55 PM
    Reading doesn't mean someone cares RaDiKaL. Caring enough to read and post doesn't mean I care enough about it doing something useful in my life. Try again please.
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    voiidwulf , December 27, 2012 5:25 PM
    blueboogerits an article on social networking you moron why would any article about the web (googledocs, gmail, amazon, pandora) make your pentium faster ?idiot

    He was being sarcastic. Obviously an article won't make your PC faster.
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    robochump , December 27, 2012 5:40 PM
    I will agree that FB has removed allot of privacy settings that I used before because I didnt want everyone to view certain parts of my profile so I had to delete allot of content. This is very annoying and just another way to force your data out there, then again if you put it into FB then expect it to be out there! lol
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    Pherule , December 27, 2012 5:59 PM
    SwooshManAnd I care because... this will make my Pentium faster?
    I hope that's at least a Sandy Bridge Pentium and not a Pentium 4 you're sporting, because otherwise I've got news for you...
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    Anonymous , December 27, 2012 6:27 PM
    Anyone who posts anything personal on facebook is a retard in the first place. If you dont want the entire world to see something, DO NOT POST IT ON THE INTERNET. One should always assume EVERYTHING on the internet is public.
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    JOSHSKORN , December 28, 2012 12:38 AM
    Shall I quote Mark Zuckerburg? Oh, what the hell. "Facebook users are dumb f[#]cks."

    Therefore, his sister is a ...
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    warmon6 , December 28, 2012 1:28 AM
    PheruleI hope that's at least a Sandy Bridge Pentium and not a Pentium 4 you're sporting, because otherwise I've got news for you...


    Nope, He has the original pentium. 60MHz FTW! :p 
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    alextheblue , December 28, 2012 3:02 AM
    warmon6Nope, He has the original pentium. 60MHz FTW!
    FPU bug and all!
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    A Walker , October 12, 2013 6:46 AM
    When I first joined facebook it was relatively new, and not many people I knew were on it. The privacy was pretty and easy to set, now ever since this timeline that nobody wanted, hardly a few months go by and fb makes changes to privacy without even warning you.
    I only joined originally as I was invited by a few freinds I played some games with online on another site (bfg). I don't even have those freinds anymore as the privacy got out of hand and I don't want people I've never even met seeing my whole life layed out in front of them. I post very little anymore, regardless fb keeps asking for info. I was only hanging on in order to keep in touch with 4 or 5 family members. I'm out of there and back to just emailing or ringing my family, I can always share photo's etc by email or post.
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