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September 06, 2019
         Facebook should be sued and sanctioned. They cannot be trusted.The social network may have inadvertently exposed millions of phone numbers related to people's Facebook accounts, according to a report on TechCrunch

The online publication says that an exposed server found online “contained over 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users in the U.K., and another with more than 50 million records on users in Vietnam.” TechCrunch added that, absent password protections, anyone could access the data.

     Facebook issued a statement to USA TODAY in which it said, “This dataset is old and appears to have information obtained before we made changes last year to remove people’s ability to find others using their phone numbers. The dataset has been taken down and we have seen no evidence that Facebook accounts were compromised.”
    

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