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Facebook Saved Contacts Of 1.5 Million New Users Unintentionally

Facebook Saved Contacts Of 1.5 Million New Users Unintentionally - Surge Zirc SA
Facebook app on a mobile phone / Photo file: cnbc

Did you ever encountered or heard someone saying Facebook was requesting for password to email accounts? It’s all clear now, Business Insider provides clarification to the suspicious move to brake one’s security wall, by saying that since May 2016, if users enter their email password, the social media company used it to access their contact list and upload contents to its servers without seeking for approval to do so.

The social media company’s spokesperson said “we found that in some cases people’s email contacts were also unintentionally uploaded to Facebook when they created their account. We estimate that up to 1.5 million people’s email contacts may have been uploaded. These contacts were not shared with anyone and we’re deleting them.”

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Facebook is currently working on reaching as much people as people, though not really clear for what reason, since the deeds have been done. This is a bad mark for Facebook considering the fact that it’s has been battling issues of invading users privacy and using their information without approval.

The most confusing part of it all right now is why ask for email password in the first place? Though, the company didn’t give any reason for doing so.

Source: Engadget

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