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No end to privacy breaches – Bug detected in Instagram

It was reported by TechCrunch that it “first received word of the problem from a user InternetRyan via Twitter, who was confused about seeing strangers in his Instagram Stories tray.”

There is no end to the breach in privacy in and around Facebook and its plethora of apps, and in the latest scandals, a bug has been found on photo-messaging app Instagram which has exposed Stories from few users to complete strangers.

It should be mentioned here that out of Instagram’s total global one billion followers, more than 500 million users are active users of the Stories features and hence, this incident has sparked off another series of intense debates over privacy concerns.

It was reported by TechCrunch that it “first received word of the problem from a user InternetRyan via Twitter, who was confused about seeing strangers in his Instagram Stories tray.”

“We’re aware of an issue that caused a small number of people’s Instagram Stories trays to show accounts they don’t follow,” the report quoted an Instagram spokesperson as saying.

“If your account is private, your Stories were not seen by people who don’t follow you. This was caused by a bug that we have resolved,” the spokesperson further added.

Back in March 2018, Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal exposed personal data of almost 87 million Facebook users collected via “This Is Your Digital Life” which came out in the open. Ever since the social media site has been under the scanner, but despite numerous assurances, there seems to be no plugging the constants breaches and the different technical glitches which are surrounding the different affiliate apps.

Recently, there was another Facebook bug which changed the composer privacy of 14 million users and exposed as many as 6.8 million users’ unposted photos on the Internet. Also, in March Facebook suffered a global outage which was its longest global outage in history. It lasted for close to 24 hours and prevented users from logging in, sharing posts or refreshing feeds on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

 

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