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Facebook privacy fears for 100m users as their personal details are published on file-sharing site

Rachel Quigley
UK Daily Mail [1]
July 29, 2010

The privacy of millions of Facebook users has been jeopardised after some of their details were harvested and published on the internet.

An online security consultant who wished to highlight the social networking site’s privacy issues published a list of data taken from more than 100million users’ profiles.

Ron Bowles used a piece of code to scan Facebook profiles, collecting data not hidden by the user’s privacy settings.

The list has been shared as a downloadable file which has now spread rapidly across the internet, prompting anger and concern from millions of users around the world.

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