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    Facebook Says Technical Flaw Exposed 6 Million Users

    Jul 10, 2013
    Facebook announced on June 21 that data leaks had exposed six million users’ e-mail addresses and telephone numbers during the previous year. According to The New York Times, the leaks were caused by the site’s “download your information” tool, which the company says was fixed within 24 hours of detecting the issue. The company noted that regulators and affected users were notified before the issue was made public. “We currently have no evidence that this bug has been exploited maliciously, and we have not received complaints from users or seen anomalous behavior on the tool or site to suggest wrongdoing,” Facebook said.

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