Jun, 21 2013

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Facebook is playing damage control today after a data breach potentially exposing the email addresses and phone numbers of Zuckerberg and Co’s 6 million users had the social network sending out apology letters. No, this wasn’t a terrorist attack, merely a glitch in Facebook’s Timeline download feature where a user could download their entire timeline but in a strange twist, download the email addresses and/or phone numbers of everyone Facebook calls “People your may know.”

Nothing terribly huge, but something many users definitely may not have been cool with. Facebook said they’ve already patched up the bug, and that they’d be notifying government regulators in the US, Canada, Europe about the hiccup. Anyone absolutely appalled that a your friend’s friend could now be in possession of your email address and phone number?

[Facebook]