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Palestinian resident Khalil Shreateh was frustrated when Facebook’s support team ignored his repeated attempts to point out a glitch in Facebook’s system. So, the hacker used that glitch to hack his way into Mark Zuckerberg’s own account, where he apologized for violating his privacy, but needed to do so to prove a point. Of course, the action drew an immediate response from Facebook’s team, who insisted that the bug was patched up on Thursday. However, since Shreateh had violated the terms of service, by posting to Zuckerberg and Goodin’s accounts, and will not be rewarded for his find.