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Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister Randi Confused About Facebook's Privacy Settings

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(Photo : Wikimedia Commons) Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi.

Facebook's privacy settings have often been termed too confusing to comprehend. Well, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg's sister, Randi, too seems to be confused as a photo she shared on her private timeline soon went viral.

Here is how the events unfolded. Randi, who is Mark's older sister, posted a photo of the family's reaction to Facebook's Poke smartphone app on her private timeline. This photo was soon picked up by Vox Media marketing director Callie Schweitzer, who posted it on her Twitter account, making the snapshot available to her almost 40,000 Twitter followers. However, all this was done without Randi's permission, according to Buzzfeed.com

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"Not sure where you got this photo," Randi soon tweeted to Schweitzer. "I posted it only to friends on FB. You reposting it on Twitter is way uncool."

Schweitzer soon issued an apology via Twitter: "I am just your subscriber and this was top of my news feed. Genuinely sorry but it came up in my feed and seemed public."

The photo reportedly popped up in Schweitzer's feed because she is friends with another Zuckerberg sister who was tagged in the photo.

And though Schweitzer soon deleted the photo, Randi decided Schweitzer's action was a result of bad digital etiquette and not Facebook's confusing privacy settings. "Digital etiquette: always ask permission before posting a friend's photo publicly. It's not about privacy settings, it's about human decency."

However, Twitter users beg to differ. @Spinchange wrote: "@randizuckerberg this is absolutely about privacy settings. That person shouldn't have seen it. Your brother's site is doing this to us all!"

A number of Facebook's approximately one billion users have often complained about the social networking site's privacy settings, which they term confusing. This is one of the reasons why Facebook recently changed its privacy settings, once again, to make it user-friendly.

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