Facebook ‘unintentionally’ saved contacts of 1.5 million new users


You might know that Facebook recently asks various new users their email accounts along with their passwords.

Today, it is reported that Facebook has been storing emails and passwords of those users who have created their Facebook account or entered email after May 2016.

Facebook accesses their contact list and uploads their contacts to its servers without their consent. A Facebook’s spokesperson stated that:

“…we found that in some cases people’s email contacts were also unintentionally uploaded to Facebook when they created their account. We estimate that up to 1.5 million people’s email contacts may have been uploaded. These contacts were not shared with anyone and we’re deleting them.”

Apparently, the social media giant has been reaching out to those users whose contacts are being uploaded.

Of course, it is really a big privacy issue for the company as Facebook is failed to protect data of its users from the past few years.

Although, the company still needs to speak about this privacy issue and why they have implemented “email password verification”  for numerous users, even after halting it last month.


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