‘Sorry for breaking your privacy’: Programmer hacks Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page to expose security bug

Mark probably doesn’t even care; when things become really sour he’ll quit without even looking back.

National Post | News

After discovering a privacy bug on Facebook, unemployed Palestinian programmer Khalil Shreateh said he just wanted to collect the traditional $500 bounty the social network giant offers to those who voluntarily expose its glitches.

But when Facebook ignored his first two reports, Shreateh took his message to the top — and hacked into CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal page to prove his point.

“Sorry for breaking your privacy,” he wrote the Facebook founder, “I has no other choice to make after all the reports I sent to Facebook team … as you can see iam [sic] not in your friend list and yet i [sic] can post to your timeline.”

As you can see I am not in your friend list and yet I can post to your timeline

The stunt cost the 30-year-old Palestinian the bounty, but earned him praise — and numerous job offers — for being able to…

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