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

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)
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  • justaminute
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    Humans have become commodities.
    23 Jun 2013, 01:52 AM Reply Like
  • Rory Westfold
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    Will we be trading in humans again? I thought there were laws against this?
    24 Jun 2013, 08:09 AM Reply Like
  • Jaime Chavez-Almendares
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    The fact big governments spy on the whole world should alert people to be very careful about what they share with Facebook, Google, Twiter,etc. They are easy pray to that neferious set up..
    23 Jun 2013, 09:16 AM Reply Like
  • glssmrbl
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    Most importantly understand that you cannot censor your life and assume that your tracks have been or will be followed.
    24 Jun 2013, 12:26 AM Reply Like
  • M.T.
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    "Before you comment, why not tell people something about yourself?" has to be a most ironic question in the context of this particular news.
    23 Jun 2013, 11:58 AM Reply Like
  • Rummeljordan
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    OOOOOOPS!
    23 Jun 2013, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • techwonk
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    "Send us more H1-B engineers or we'll leak your kids' prom pictures " - Facebook!! "The world is our cloud."
    23 Jun 2013, 03:16 PM Reply Like
  • Camaro Guy
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    Not Happy....
    23 Jun 2013, 05:09 PM Reply Like
  • Jake2992
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    I would fear Big Corporations over the fabled big government anyday.
    23 Jun 2013, 07:28 PM Reply Like
  • justaminute
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    That's a shame. When corporations do you wrong you can chose not to do business with them or have your grievance adjudicated by a governmental judicial authority. When governments do you wrong, you have no avenue for redress.
    23 Jun 2013, 08:24 PM Reply Like
  • glssmrbl
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    Wrong, corporations feed into our desires which we do not falter on. Governments state authority but laws are bent, under-enforced or just under-minded all the time. Corps are the true authority b/c people can be convinced (by choice) that it's good for them.
    24 Jun 2013, 12:29 AM Reply Like
  • TFCAB
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    we know Zuck..."it was just this time"
    23 Jun 2013, 08:55 PM Reply Like
  • Manitobatex
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    Accidently.....and how long was data available?
    Is the writer trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill ?
    Got anything better to do with your skills ?
    24 Jun 2013, 12:54 AM Reply Like
  • techwonk
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    Looks like it is Facebook trying to make a mountain from a molehill...of data.

     

    The unanswered question here is, why? To sell it to someone? Who?
    24 Jun 2013, 05:01 PM Reply Like
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