Thursday, April 1, 2010

Facebook Bug Exposes Private Emails

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Facebook has been hit by another privacy scandal after an apparent technical glitch led to the site disclosing the private email addresses of its users.

The privacy mishap, which according to reports lasted for half an hour yesterday, was discussed by angry users on Twitter.

"Last night during Facebook’s regular code push, a bug caused hidden email addresses to be visible briefly,” said a Facebook spokesman.

Although Facebook maintained that the bug was noticed and corrected within minutes, this was not quick enough for some eagle-eyed users, who warned others via Twitter.

“Everyone’s email addresses are now visible on Facebook, even those of people who are not your friends,” said Twitter user atakan.

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