Private pic on Zuckerberg sisters FB profile leaked

Dec 28 2012, 00:27 IST
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SummaryEven Mark Zuckerbergs family can get tripped up by Facebooks privacy settings.

Even Mark Zuckerbergs family can get tripped up by Facebooks privacy settings.

A picture that Zuckerbergs sister posted on her personal Facebook profile was seen by a marketing director, who then posted the picture to Twitter and her more than 40,000 followers Wednesday.

That didnt sit well with Zuckerbergs sister, Randi, who tweeted at Callie Schweitzer that the picture was meant for friends only and that posting the private picture on Twitter was way uncool. Schweitzer replied by saying the picture popped up on her Facebook news feed.

The picture shows four people standing around a kitchen staring at their phones with their mouths open while Mark Zuckerberg is in the background.

Randi Zuckerberg, who used to run Facebooks marketing department and now produces a reality television show, eventually said Schweitzer was able to see the picture because they had a mutual friend. Those tweets have since been taken down.

Schweitzer declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press. Randi Zuckerberg didnt reply to a message via Twitter seeking comment.

Digital etiquette: always ask permission before posting a friends photo publicly. Its not about privacy settings, its about human decency, Randi posted on Twitter.

But Randi Zuckerbergs comments sparked sharp reactions from people who thought the issue wasnt about etiquette, but rather Facebooks often changing and often confusing privacy settings.

The thing that bugged me about Randi Zuckerbergs response is that she used her name as a bludgeoning device. Not everyone has that. She used her position to get it taken down, said Eva Galperin of Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group in San Francisco.

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