1.5m Users Hit By New Facebook Privacy Breach As Extent Of Data Misuse Exposed


Facebook’s alleged data misuse hit the headlines (again) on Thursday as Business Insider revealed that the company had “harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts.” The privacy breach came to light when a security researcher questioned why Facebook was asking for email passwords when new users signed up with the platform.

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