Ottawa Citizen

Zucker­berg fam­ily photo leaked

Face­book founder’s sis­ter in web eti­quette dust-up

- MANUEL VALDES

SEAT­TLE • Even Mark Zucker­berg’s fam­ily can get tripped up by Face­book’s pri­vacy set­tings.

A pic­ture that Zucker­berg’s sis­ter posted on her per­sonal Face­book pro­file was seen by a mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, who then posted the pic­ture to Twit­ter and her more than 40,000 fol­low­ers Wed­nes­day.

That didn’t sit well with Zucker­berg’s sis­ter, Randi, who tweeted at Cal­lie Sch­weitzer that the pic­ture was meant for friends only and that post­ing the pri­vate pic­ture on Twit­ter was “way un­cool.” The pic­ture shows four peo­ple stand­ing around a kitchen while Mark Zucker­berg is in the back­ground.

Randi Zucker­berg said Sch­weitzer was able to see the pic­ture be­cause they had a mu­tual friend. Zucker­berg used the dust-up to write about on­line shar­ing eti­quette.

“Dig­i­tal eti­quette: al­ways ask per­mis­sion be­fore post­ing a friend’s photo pub­licly. It’s not about pri­vacy set­tings, it’s about hu­man de­cency,” she posted on Twit­ter.

But Randi Zucker­berg’s com­ments sparked sharp re­ac­tions from peo­ple who thought the is­sue was really about Face­book’s of­ten chang­ing and of­ten con­fus­ing pri­vacy set­tings.

 ?? MARK LENNIHAN/THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS ?? A photo that Randi Zucker­berg, sis­ter of Face­book boss Mark Zucker­berg, posted to her Face­book pro­file was shared to thou­sands on Twit­ter this week.
MARK LENNIHAN/THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS A photo that Randi Zucker­berg, sis­ter of Face­book boss Mark Zucker­berg, posted to her Face­book pro­file was shared to thou­sands on Twit­ter this week.

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