Facebook (FB) accidentally shared the phone numbers and email addresses of 6M users to...

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Facebook (FB) accidentally shared the phone numbers and email addresses of 6M users to unauthorized viewers over the past year via the Download Your Information tool, although the company's now fixed the bug that caused the problem. What appears to be sparking more anger than the leak is Facebook's admission that it has been creating "shadow profiles" on members by collecting information about them without their permission. The leak occurred because data from shadow and actual profiles were inadvertently merged. (FB blog)