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Facebook Confirms: More than 400 million users phone numbers leaked

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers were exposed in an open online database, the company confirmed Wednesday, in the latest example of Facebook’s past privacy lapses coming back to haunt its users. A researcher has found several databases stored on an unprotected server that held personal information – mostly phone numbers – of hundreds of millions of Facebook users. While the company argues the data is over a year old, it doesn’t change the fact that it is a big privacy breach. The person who collected that information and their motivations behind it are nebulous. According to the … Read more

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