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Personal Information of 267 Million Facebook Users Leaked Online


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Information belonging to no less than 267 million Facebook users has leaked to the web and can now be downloaded from a hacker forum, according to a recent discovery.

The database includes user IDs, phone numbers, and names

https://news.softpedia.com/news/personal-information-of-267-million-facebook-users-leaked-online-528676.shtml

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Facebook has also been caught using your phone number, ostensibly given to them for secure 2-step identification,  for marketing and other purposes.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50865152

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Users can choose to have a code sent to their mobile phones when logging in to make access harder for hackers.

But Facebook admitted it also fed the numbers into targeted advertising and friend recommendation systems.

 

 

They say that they are going to stop doing it - sometime in 2020.

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- Was this information leaked or hacked ?

- Sometimes when I am asked to provide a phone number I give them a mobile phone number that has been disconnected. When they REALLY use it for (secure) identification ONLY then there should be no problem with this strategy.

- (and with a Christmas avatar).

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