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Facebook says that it was “accidentally uploaded” e-mail contacts of 1.5 million users: report

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Facebook said on Wednesday it “accidentally uploaded” e-mail contacts of 1.5 million new users since March, 2016, a report said.

New users were asked to verify their accounts with their passwords, e-mail, a process that in some cases saw users e-mail contacts uploaded to Facebook, the company told Reuters in a statement.

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“We estimate that about 1.5 million people is e-mail contacts have been uploaded. These contacts were not shared with everyone and we are removing them,” Facebook said. The company noted that users who have their contacts imported would be charged.

The company told Reuters that last month stopped offering e-mail password authentication for users logging on for the first time

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Facebook is under fire for privacy-related matters, such as a data scandal where Cambridge Analytica obtained 87 million Facebook users’ personal information without their consent.

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