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'Most' People on Facebook May Have Had Their Accounts Scraped

Facebook announced yet another way that data leaked from the platform.
Source: Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

Updated on April 4 at 5:14 p.m. ET

It seems like an innocuous enough feature. Until Wednesday, anybody on Facebook could enter a phone number or email address and find the Facebook profile associated with it. Useful if you’re searching for “John Smith” or its global equivalents.

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