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Facebook collected “accidentally” mail addresses of users

Social network Facebook has the mail addresses of one and a half million users to its own servers uploaded without permission for questions, allow the company to Business Insider to know. According to Facebook, this happened by accident.

Previously found Facebook new users to the passwords of email accounts to ask for their identity in this way to verify. On the next page it was recorded that the contacts of the users were imported, without this being denied could be.

A spokesman for the company confirms that the contact lists are indeed without consent to the servers of Facebook were uploaded.

“Last month, we stopped with our e-mailverificatiesysteem,” says a Facebook spokesperson. “Further investigation revealed that the address books of users accidentally to Facebook were uploaded. The contact lists are not shared with others and we are going to remove them. Affected customers are informed.”

Facebook was in the last year central in multiple dataschandalen. Data from the social network would be covered more by databedrijf Cambridge Analytica have been abused for political ads.

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