UPDATED: Facebook Correcting Bugs That Affect Events On New Timeline, Search History

Facebook is working to correct a pair of bugs, with one affecting users’ ability to display events they are attending on their Timelines, and the other preventing them from viewing their search histories on the social network. UPDATE: The bug affecting search histories has been corrected, according to Facebook.

Facebook is working to correct a pair of bugs, with one affecting users’ ability to display events they are attending on their Timelines, and the other preventing them from viewing their search histories on the social network. UPDATE: The bug affecting search histories has been corrected, according to Facebook.

Sister blog Inside Facebook reported on the events bug, saying that when Facebook initially launched its redesigned Timeline last month, an events module was included alongside those for movies, books, fitness, and applications, but it stopped working.

Facebook Product Engineer Bob Baldwin said during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit Tuesday that there is a bug, and Events Lead Ed Maia is working on the problem.

Inside Facebook also noted that privacy-advocacy group Europe Versus Facebook reported that it had notified Facebook that users were able to see all events other users had attended, potentially revealing sensitive information, which may explain the disappearance of the events module.

Meanwhile, Facebook told IDG News Service it is working to correct a bug that removed users’ ability to go into their activity logs and view and delete their search histories on the social network.

The search history capabilities were initially rolled out by Facebook last September, and the social network said at the time:

Starting today, in addition to your other activity, you’ll be able to see the searches you’re making on Facebook. Just as you can choose to delete any of your posts, you can use the same inline control on activity log to remove any of your searches at any time. It’s important to remember that no one else can see your activity log, including your search activity.

Readers: Do these bugs concern you, or are they just part of the process of maintaining a social network with more than 1 billion monthly active users?

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