Facebook has "anonymously uploaded" 1.5 million new users' email contacts since May 18, May 2016, according to Reuters reports, business insiders cited.
One security researcher said,Facebook You have asked some users to enter their email. password When signing up for a new account to verify your identity
1.5Mn email ID of new Facebook "unintentional upload" users
The company told the Business Insider that they are currently deleting these emails and should not upload these contacts. The company did not disclose whether Indian users belong to the affected list, but it is not surprising given the country's large user base.
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This revelation follows the incident reported last month when Facebook required an email password from users during login.
The social networking giant has confirmed that it will provide information to about 1.5 million affected users in the future and remove details from the company's system.
A few weeks before its release, reports of curbs reported that Facebook recognized millions of user passwords in plain text on its internal data storage system.
A spokeswoman for Facebook said, “We stopped providing email password confirmation for those who checked their account when they first signed up for Facebook last month.”
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This is not the first time the last event has been held on Facebook this year. Recently, for security reasons like advertising and users, the use of phone numbers on a separate platform has been investigated using provided phone numbers such as two-factor authentication (2FA).
Given all these issues, I'm not sure if Facebook plans to launch its own voice assistant to compete with Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, and then start it.