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Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Social Networks |

French government calls Facebook managers to explain what happens to the messages

French government calls Facebook managers to explain what happens to the messages

The French government summoned the managers of to explain what happens to private messages, after several people denounced yesterday they were appearing publicly in the Timeline . Facebook denied that this was true and said that this is public messages were always, however, the authorities are not satisfied with the explanations and called users feel their was violated to file complaints.

Minister of Industry, Arnaud Montebourg and Digital Economy Minister, Fleur Pellerin, managers claimed that Facebook in France had been called to appear before the National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL), responsible for ensuring the privacy, to explain the situation.

“Clear and transparent explanations are due without delay”, assured the authorities.

Facebook yesterday denied everything, saying that “a small number of users expressed concern after it mistakenly believed that were appearing in your Timeline. Our engineers investigated these reports and found that the messages were publications ancient wall that had always been visible in the user’s profile. “

However, many users say that messages dating between 2007 and 2011 are appearing publicly, even though they were sent as private.

“The administration of Facebook is incapable of giving us an explanation of what happened. Today utter confusion reigns and explanation of Facebook is not very convincing, “Pellerin said in a television channel.

Link: France summons private messages over Facebook rumor (AFP)

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