Facebook bug sends messages to wrong users

02/26/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

A glitch in Facebook's message-delivery system allowed some users to accidentally receive misdirected messages from strangers earlier this week. It was unclear how many users were affected, but one editor said his inbox was flooded with errant messages, including one couple's explicit chat session. Jennifer Valentino-DeVries points out that the bug may make some users think twice about trusting so much personal information to Facebook. "Our engineers diagnosed the problem moments after it began and are working to get everything back in its rightful place," Facebook said in a statement.

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