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Should we be worried about the latest Facebook glitch?

A bug on Facebook sent ripples through the Web on Thursday afternoon. 


The Facebook logo is pictured at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, in this Jan. 29, 2013 file photo.


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A glitch on Thursday rerouted an untold number of requests from third-party sites directly to an error page on

The whole debacle apparently stemmed from a problem with Facebook Connect, the feature that allows you to instantly "like" or re-post content from non-Facebook sites. If you happened to be logged into Facebook, and you attempted to click on any site that uses Facebook Connect – the Huffington Post, for instance, or Gawker – you were redirected to, and politely told to "try again later." 

"For a short period of time, there was a bug that redirected people logging in with Facebook from third-party sites to," a company representative told All Things D. "The issue was quickly resolved, and Login with Facebook is now working as usual.”


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