Photo of Facebook's Zuckerberg Choking His Chicken
In a startling turn of events for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, an embarrassing photograph of himself was released into the Internet of Mr. Zuckerberg choking his chicken. How could this breach of personal privacy happen to the man who allegedly created Facebook?
The personal privacy of Mark Zuckerberg was breached through a loophole created in a recent software change by from his own creation, Facebook. This software change permitted anyone to view a small number of another user's most recently uploaded photos, even if the privacy settings would normally not permit the viewing of the photographs.
All someone had to do was use the software as intended and make a complaint about inappropriate pictures posted on Facebook. Then, this someone would be allowed to review more of the other user's pictures to see if similar content were present.
In Mr. Zuckerberg's case, the someones were members of a bodybuilding forum. The breach of privacy occurred when these bodybuilders posted images to the site Imgur under the headline, “It's time to fix those security flaws Facebook.”
However, this loss of personal privacy may place Mr. Zuckerberg squarely into the aim of PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. One striking image included a photograph of Mark Zuckerberg holding a chicken upside down.
According to the website forum at BackYardChickens (BYC), holding a chicken upside down can cause its lungs to collapse and even result in death. A chicken's respiratory systems is completely different than a human's respiratory system. From BYC, a chicken's lungs are right next to its spine and upper ribcage, so it's hard for a chicken that is upside down to breathe. All the weight of all his organs are pressing on his lungs and some of his air sacs. Normally, a chicken will breathe by the way of changes in pressure in the air sacs. Thus, when the pressure changes unnaturally by holding the chicken upside down, the chicken has a hard time compensating for the loss of oxygen. A chicken's lungs can't expand like a human's lung can expand.
According to BYC, chickens have been known to die by holding them upside down. This loss of air leads to choking.