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Will the Zuckerberg hack change how much info you share on Facebook?

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li-zuckerberg-cp-584.jpgFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles during the f/8 conference in San Francisco in 2011. As a result of a Facebook bug, some of Zuckerberg's private photos recently wound up in a gallery on photo-sharing site Imgur. Paul Sakuma/AP Photo

Thanks to a recent Facebook bug, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg now knows how it feels to have his private photos go public.

Fourteen pictures of the social media whiz wound up in a gallery on photo-sharing site Imgur Tuesday under the headline "It's time to fix those security flaws Facebook."

The shots - depicting Zuckerberg in a variety of domestic poses ranging from cooking with his girlfriend to playing with his dog - were leaked after a bug made it possible for people to view recently uploaded photos on Facebook, regardless of privacy settings.

The culprit for the leak was reportedly a flaw in Facebook's system used to report inappropriate content. The feature allows people to report pornographic or other inappropriate images posted by other users.

Facebook has since issued a statement confirming the bug, and stated that it disabled the inappropriate photo-reporting feature until it was fixed.

The company also said the flaw was only live for a small period of time, though an internet user, known by the handle ThePoz, claims the instructions for the hack had been available for "a couple of weeks" on a different forum.

Will the Zuckerberg hack change how much info you share on Facebook? Why or why not? Are you generally satisfied with Facebook's privacy settings? Share your comments below.


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