In what seemed like a privacy breach on the social networking site Facebook, previous private messages were re-published in public on the site.
Facebook was faced with many complaints from members, but the site denied there had been a privacy breach saying the messages were old public messages.
It looked as if members were shown old public "wall" postings that they mistakenly believed were private messages.
Facebook's director of engineering, Andrew Bosworth, meant to calm the panic. "In case there was any concern, these are just wall posts and not personal messages. people just forget how we used to use the wall," he said.
A number of users claimed that their private messages sent between 2007 and 2009 on the website were being re-published on their public timelines on the site. The number of people affected by this however was not clear but their were various complaints coming from Europe, Britain and America.
Even on Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg's profile showed messages to a friend that said, "2009 is going to be a huge year."
A Facebook spokesman speaking about this privacy breach said that they had been receiving complaints from users after these messages started appearing on their timeline and engineers on Facebok have been investigating into the matter and after through examination it has been confirmed that their has been no breach in the privacy of the users what so ever.