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Thursday, 12 May 2011

500million Facebook users 'may have had information leaked to advertisers'

As if it wasn't bad enough that Sony recently notified customers of a breach in its security where the company admitted 100m users had their personal details stolen by hackers, we now hear that 500 million Facebook users' personal information has been leaked to third-party companies, it has been claimed.

The apparent data breach includes profile information, photographs and chat logs from the more than 500million people who use the social networking website. Third parties, such as advertisers, would even have had the ability to post messages, computer security company Symantec said in its official blog.

Now you have to ask the question: how safe is any of your private information these days?

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