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More Facebook Data Exposed…

Last updated on July 5, 2020

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Facebook returning to the spotlight not long after storing passwords in plaintext. According to UpGuard & Cnet, more than 540 million personal Facebook account records were found to be exposed to the public.

The exposed data included account details such as:

  • Comments
  • Likes
  • Names
  • Facebook IDs

What does this mean to the average Facebook user? Well as mentioned in my previous post, I suggest to follow the best practices mentioned I listed. Along with that, change your Facebook account password as well as any account using the same password.

In situations when our data is mishandled by a corporation, our options are limited for rectifying the situation. The damage is done, but moving forward, we can learn from these cases and be careful of whom we trust with our data.

“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” 
― David Brin

Cnet – Facebook Records Exposed
UpGuard – Facebook Data Exposure

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