Facebook admits bug shared contact details of 6 million users

[AFP] Facebook says it is “upset and embarrassed” that a software bug resulted in the phone numbers and email addresses of some 6 million users being improperly shared.But the social network says no financial or other information was revealed to others, and there is “no evidence that this bug has been exploited maliciously”.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-22/facebook-admits-bug-shared-users-contact-details/4773720Also see:Facebook bug exposes some contact information
A newly discovered Facebook bug may have inadvertently compromised the contact information of 6 million users, the company says.The bug, which has since been repaired, was part of the Download Your Information tool, which lets Facebook users export all the data from profiles, such as posts to their timeline and conversations with friends. People using the tool may have downloaded inadvertently the contact information for people they were somehow connected to.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/21/tech/social-media/facebook-contact-bug/index.htmlAlso see:Facebook admits year-long data breach exposed six million users
Facebook Inc has inadvertently exposed 6 million users’ phone numbers and email addresses to unauthorized viewers over the past year, the world’s largest social networking company disclosed late Friday.Facebook blamed the data leaks, which began in 2012, on a technical glitch in its massive archive of contact information collected from its 1.1 billion users worldwide. As a result of the glitch, Facebook users who downloaded contact data for their list of friends obtained additional information that they were not supposed to have.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/21/uk-facebook-security-idUKBRE95K19120130621
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/06/21/facebook-security-idINDEE95K0J220130621
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/22/business/facebook-says-technical-flaw-exposed-6-million-users.html

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