Data on 540 million Facebook users exposed

Detailed info concerning more than 540 million Facebook users was left publicly visible for months, a security firm has found.
UpGuard found the large cache of information on unsecured Amazon servers used by a Mexican social media firm.

The information came from visitors to Cultura Colectiva’s Facebook pages and included account names, ID numbers, comments and reactions.
Facebook said the data had currently been removed from the servers.
Cultura Colectiva said the information it amassed came from interactions with users via its various Facebook pages. All the same info would be available to anyone that looked at those public pages, it added.

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Facebook demanding Some New Users’ Email Passwords

Mark Zuckerberg admitted recently that Facebook doesn’t have a ‘strong reputation’ for privacy. An odd new request for personal information probably won’t help with that rep.

Just two weeks after admitting it stored hundreds of millions of its users’ own passwords insecurely, Facebook is demanding some users to fork over the password for their outside email account as the price of admission to the social network.
Facebook users are being interrupted by an interstitial demanding they provide the password for the e-mail account they gave to Facebook once signing up.

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