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 Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another "security lapse" has allowed unauthorised access to personal photos posted on Facebook. What makes this situation all the more worrying is that it happened after a recent upgrade to the website's privacy controls.

This incident was verified by the Associated Press after they were alerted by computer technician, Byron Ng.

Facebook spokeswoman, Brandee Barker stated, "We take privacy very seriously and continue to make enhancements to the site".

This latest lapse is yet another warning about the dangers of sharing photographs and personal information online, even when such websites attempt to assure its members that their information cannot be accessed by everyone.

Even after such warnings, increasing numbers of teenagers and young adults are still publishing personal details on the Internet.

MySpace.com, the only online social network larger than Facebook, also experienced a similar security lapse last year.

Full story at CNN website.