Facebook CEO's Private Photos Exposed By The New 'Open' Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan

Facebook controversially forced profile pictures into public and pushed users to share candids with the whole world. So now we’re blessed with pics of the social network’s young CEO shirtless, romantic, and clutching a teddy bear.

So at least this whole privacy scandal hasn’t been for naught.

As a result of it, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from sharing very little of his personal Facebook content with the public to sharing a whole lot, True/Slant’s Kashmir Hill has noticed.

Where the public could see just one

photo of the Facebook co-founder in October, strangers now have access to a cache of 290 shots, including snaps uploaded by Zuckerberg and those uploaded by people who have tagged him in their pics.

This opening may be a result of Facebook’s new default settings; or could be a result of Zuckerberg trying to reverse the PR debacle of the new privacy system by opening up the content himself; or could be a combination of both. In any case, it springs one way or another from the privacy controversy. And as dogged but often frustrated chroniclers of Zuckerberg’s personal side, we’re thrilled. We just knew this new system would be a boon to gossips like ourselves.

We’ve looked at all 290 pics of Zuckerberg, here are our favourites >

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In fairness, this is the bear that gave Zuckerberg the chutzpah to turn down Yahoo's $1.4 billion offer. Clutch it tight, Mark. From a trip to Lake Tahoe, photographed by Andrew Bosworth, a Facebook software engineer.

Zuckerberg (right circle) with his brothers in Harvard's Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity, including spurned Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin (left circle).

Photo by Sam Gross

Photo by Aaron Sittig, Facebook Design Strategy Lead.

Ain't no party like a Facebook party 'cause a Facebook party don't stop... until that guy licks the chip bowl.

Little known fact: In 2006, when it looked like Facebook's valuation might never reach eleven figures, Zuckerberg briefly considered a career in folk music.

At sister Randi's wedding last year.

Now there's the nice Jewish boy you can bring home to your mother. By Kevin Colleran.

Again by Sittig. Dig the preppy, Anthony Michael Hall look.

Hey hey easy there, it's called Facebook for a reason

OSHA does not recommend that monitors emit this level of radiation.

Photographer: Facebook 'Engineer / Manager / Old far' Bob Trahan.

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