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Friday, 19 April 2019 14:03

Facebook again tears privacy mandate; accidentally uploads 1.5 million users’ emails

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In a bizarre act, the social media giant Facebook has done it again; it has admitted that it uploaded the e-mail contacts of 1.5 million new users to its systems since May 2016.

The loophole was noticed by a security researcher recently who noticed that Facebook was asking new users to provide their e-mail passwords upon sign up. Once the password is entered, a message would prompt that the user's contacts were being imported, without any permission.

The social media platform admitted that it 'unintentionally' uploaded the user data to improve ad targeting, make recommendations, and more. It is now deleting users' contacts from its systems.

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