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Facebook Harvested Email Contacts of 1.5 Million Users

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Facebook “unintentionally” harvested the email contacts of about 1.5 million of its users during the past three years.

The activity came to light when a security researcher noticed that Facebook was asking users to enter their email passwords to verify their identities when signing up for an account.

Those who did enter their passwords then saw a pop-up message that said it was “importing” their contacts without first asking permission.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed that 1.5 million people’s contacts were collected in this manner since May 2016.

Curated from CNET

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