Facebook Takes Letting The Whole World See Your Private Photos Seriously

WHO: Facebook
WHAT: A security lapse made it possible for unwelcome strangers to peruse personal photos posted on Facebook, circumventing a recent upgrade to the Web site’s privacy controls, says the Associated Press
WHERE: Security lapse exposes Facebook photos [CNN]
THE QUOTE:“We take privacy very seriously and continue to make enhancements to the site,” said a Facebook spokesperson.

“Taking it seriously” is a phrase companies use over and over again in public statements whenever they have bad PR. Our series of posts on occurrences of the phrase is our attempt to question how seriously companies are really taking these matters if every time they trot out this phrase by rote. To see more examples of how companies are “taking it seriously” click here.

(Thanks, Kim!)