Facebook 'bug' worse than reported; non-users also affected

Firm: Facebook 'bug' worse than reported; non-users also affected

Summary: According to the firm who found the bug, Facebook's email to six million users affected by its shadow profiles leak left out some numbers. Plus, non-user contacts were also leaked.

The security researchers who found Facebook's shadow profiles vulnerability have compared their numbers to what Facebook told its users in emails, and the numbers don't match.

They say Facebook told users the data exposure is much less than what the researchers found, and the researchers also say Facebook is hoarding non-user contact information — seen when it was also shared and exposed in the leak.

Friday Facebook announced the fix of a bug it said inadvertently exposed the private information of over six million users when Facebook's previously unknown shadow profiles accidentally merged with user accounts in data history record requests. 

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Since at least 2012, Facebook users who used the Download Your Information (DYI) tool to get their data history record also got an address book with contacts users had never provided to Facebook.

According to the firm who found the bug, Facebook's email to six million users affe

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That's just wonderful... damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Nothing that is done thru FB is "Inadvertent"! Mark Zuckerberg sold US all out and gave it to the CIA-Langley. Mark Zuckerberg is a TRAITOR and should be arrested !!!

As far as Snowden goes, I hope he is okay and will survive this ordeal. 

Snowden may not have followed certain Whistle-blower" procedures, but he is certainly NOT a "spy".

I worked the government for over 25 years in law Enforcement  and am very familiar with national security issues, whistle-blowing, spies, etc...especially because I was former U.S. Secret Service back when Ford and Carter were Presidents.

This current administration KNOWS it is WRONG and is looking for anything to be a "scapegoat" no matter what.

Why haven't WE the People "Impeached" the Man from Kenya/Indonesia(Not Hawaii) or charged Hillary Clinton with Treason and Murder of those Americans in Benghazi????

Remember Benghazi !!!????

TANSTAAFL (There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch -- R. A. Heinlein)

Stay away from social media (including employment) sites. Stay away from Google, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Monster and so on. 

How many times do we have to bear this pain before the lessons finally sink in?

Those few sites and corporations you mentioned are, or should be, a given for information gathering and whatever else an enemy or activist wants to do with your info.

Just like dealing with veterans health care, insurance, employment and other issues if you don't agree to their want of info on you or agree to give them info or access to anything about you ... then you simply don't get their services. Then, the fault is not theirs but yours for NOT agreeing with their demands or wants of info on you.

Like here in Terre Haute, IN. To merely join the American Legion you have to agree to give them a copy of your service record, a copy of the DD form 214, to keep on their files or else you can't join. Why they all demand to needing a physical copy of it instead of having someone just merely seeing it and acknowledging service is beyond me, but still, there is always the dark side of why so many demand to have your personal data. Especially when some LEO or private investigator is holding a long time held position in the legions and others can tell you or slip about some info that you may not have given them or they should not know of you.  Welcome to the new Amerika even pretending to be patriotic and for some phony thing called... freedom or in joining something you think are on the up-and-up.

Everything today about you is collected and classified. You have consumer reports that also give you a rating of 1 to 100. Insurance companies that buy that info from those lovely information gathering companies also have their own scale of ratings, mine is 133 according to the mighty insurance fascist of Amerika today. Then your, of course, credit scores. That is just three from the top of my bruised brain that encompasses about your entire life and is on file for anyone to buy or be sent to some activist and foreign enemy. Oh, and they refused to tell me my official consumer score but it is said to be fairly good.

At least 'social media' is merely the info you yourself put out there for all to see and collect for your entire lifetime. Free will offerings to the beast. Other info is forced upon us and we must agree or do without in some manner with the blame put  on us for being uncooperative or obliging a corrupt government or entity.

It also is a means for forcing others into compliance and stopping or slowing the spread of information. Knowing that someone will know that you may not be loyal to some scum like Mexico, Marxist, commies, Israel, or to some union and etc. Everything is by design and it is not for our common good or to serve us as a once free people that is supposed to be living in a free land, which we are far far from in reality.

Damn funny thing though. After going through all I have in just the past two years and having to file bankruptcy they send me a letter wanting me to send them, yes, send them back, my mailing address and my phone number in case the trustees and the state have to contact me. Funny huh? Of course, I will not be sending them this info since they most assuredly have it, especially since it is at least on fifty pages of a filed case with all my info to be plainly seen. I will keep this letter from them though just for the pure stupidity and waste of money for postage this non-sense encompasses.

Just no escaping it today, not even in the deepest woods.

The sad part is is the brain-washing of kids into thinking everyone is their friend and that society and government and all these info gathering freaks are good and to be trusted.

Facebook is a citizen tracking system.    Its going to be implemented in most electronic devices such as TV's, stereos, portable radios, TV's, computers, smart phones, cell phones, and mp3 players with internet.   They will make it that you cannot opt out of it.   It's for to measure and take surveys of what products, programs, material items that are popular and not popular.   

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