Facebook unwittingly sent email contacts of 1.5 million new users – Tech News



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Facebook said on April 17 that it may have unintentionally sent email contacts of 1.5 million new users to the social media site since May 2016.

The contacts were not shared with anyone and the company is excluding them, Facebook told Reuters in a statement, adding that users whose contacts were imported will be notified.

Business Insider had previously reported that the social media company collected e-mail contacts from users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts.

Facebook was hit by a series of privacy issues, including a flaw that exposed passwords for millions of users stored in readable form within their internal systems for their employees.

Last year the company suffered a fire after revelations that Cambridge Analytica obtained personal data from millions of Facebook profiles without its consent. – Reuters

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