Researchers say Facebook has known for years about exploits similar to those it used "Contact the importer", Allowing data to be collected by 533 million users. (Lily Hay Newman / Wired)


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Lily Hay Newman / Wired:

The researchers say that Facebook has known for years about exploits similar to those used by the “contact importer”, which made it possible to collect data from 533 million users.– The makers of the software can’t spot every error every time, but Facebook had ample warning about privacy issues with its “import contacts” feature.


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