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Anger mounts after Facebook's 'shadow profiles' leak in bug
zdnet ^ | June 23, 2013 | Violet Blue

Posted on 06/22/2013 7:02:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Friday Facebook announced the fix of a bug it said inadvertently exposed the private information of over six million users when Facebook's previously unknown shadow profiles accidentally merged with user accounts in data history record requests.

According to Reuters, the data leak spanned a year beginning in 2012. facebook shadow profiles

The personal information leaked by the bug is information that had not been given to Facebook by the users - it is data Facebook has been compiling on its users behind closed doors, without their consent.

A growing number of Facebook users are furious and demand to know who saw private information they had expressly not given to Facebook.Facebook was accidentally combining user's shadow profiles with their Facebook profiles and spitting the merged information out in one big clump to people they 'had some connection to' who downloaded an archive of their account with Facebook's Download Your Information (DYI) tool.

According to the admissions in its blog, posted late Friday afternoon, Facebook appears to be obtaining users' offsite email address and phone numbers and attempting to match them to other accounts. It appears that the invisible collected information is then being stored in each user's 'shadow profile' that is somehow attached to accounts.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: facebook; facebookisthedevil; fbdatabreach

1 posted on 06/22/2013 7:02:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Just doing a little subcontracting for the NSA.


2 posted on 06/22/2013 7:03:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: JoeProBono

George Washington would gladly have given up his liberty to make sharing cat LOLs easier....

Adams, Franklin and the rest too.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 7:05:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: JoeProBono

And this is why only my dog has a Facebook account, and only to check on other Mastadors!


4 posted on 06/22/2013 7:21:45 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: JoeProBono

Obama’s iGestapo.


5 posted on 06/22/2013 7:24:43 PM PDT by Argus
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To: JoeProBono

A good reason NOT to facebook.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 7:25:39 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Mastador1

7 posted on 06/22/2013 7:29:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Obama pal Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO is flooding AM radio with pro amnesty ads featuring Rubio and Ryan.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 7:31:55 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: JoeProBono

Anyone that maintains a Facebook or similar account has no b!tch ... you get what you pay for.


9 posted on 06/22/2013 7:32:58 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (UN Secretary General Barki-At-Moon says, "Save the planet - eat more bugs"!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Baloney. Anyone can find info on anyone else with just a name. If anyone has not checked spokeo, then do so. There is all kinds of info on there unless you request it to be deleted. If people want to know what team I support, which pictures i like, which recipes I like, whose funnies I like, then go for it. I do not publish private info anywhere. I have my birthday on FB but not the year. If people want info on someone, they can find it. Believe me, I have done it. Years ago, there was something posted here about a public figure who used another name. Found her real name in about 15 minutes. Guess that is why I am good at genealogy.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 7:44:18 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: RetiredTexasVet

We have a very active group from FreeRepublic at Facebook. I get updates there when we are having problems here. People tend to be a little more polite to each other but Obama gets the same treatment.

Obama called “war criminal” & “hypocrite of the century” in Irish Parliament

This just one link from today.

The add fun is you can upset your liberal friends and family while posting to your conservative friends and family.


11 posted on 06/22/2013 7:53:01 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: JoeProBono

Facebook is Evil.

Anyone who uses Facebook had better not be bitching about the NSA, because they’ve been giving it away.


12 posted on 06/22/2013 8:08:10 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I would not dream of face booking——ever!


13 posted on 06/22/2013 8:28:24 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: JoeProBono

What’s the difference? They can get our ISP address from our posts on Free Republic and then get any information they want from our internet providers. The same goes for any email we send or anytime we use a smartphone. Link it all together and voila.


14 posted on 06/22/2013 9:07:11 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: JoeProBono

So glad I got myself out of Zuckerberg’s personal version of Tron.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 9:11:48 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: JoeProBono

“leak in bug”???

Well, obviously the buging leaked. No one was supposed to know...


16 posted on 06/22/2013 9:26:38 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: bigbob

I don’t use Facebook since the “general public” and others do not have a “need to know”.
Yet now some employers will turn down candidates that do not have a Facebook profile.


17 posted on 06/22/2013 9:39:24 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Just doing a little subcontracting for the NSA.

Well... it's time every one wised up a little.

ALL emails and phones are being tracked. All EMAIL SERVICES are now in the process of 'updating' their 'interfaces' and included in the small print is the fact that by accepting the new interface, you agree to let them search all your emails with 'behavioral analysis' software.

I just went through it with YAHOO and it's right there in the acceptance agreement.

18 posted on 06/22/2013 9:53:20 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: MamaB

Got to agree with you. I am good with genealogy too.. Found a 5th cousin that I was already friends with who lives 2 blocks away! I don’t like what FB did. I have a FB page but use it to keep up with what the kids are doing, other than that I don’t share personal info either and stay away from politics. I find most stuff posted on FB is junk anyway.


19 posted on 06/22/2013 10:02:58 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: celtic gal

I must have very conservative friends and relatives because I learn from what they post. Think a lot of them are even more conservative than I and that is saying a lot. All anyone has to do is type in someone’s name and there are loads of hits from business to personal. When I want to find genealogy info, I type in descendants of the oldest name I have. I am constantly amazed at the info out there. If people think FB is the only place to find personal info, they are mistaken. Just type in a name and sites will pop up with their age, places they have lived and names of family members. I have done it trying to find someone. Genealogy has taught me so much about being a sleuth, FB is my way of keeping up with friends from 1-12 grades, college, plus ones I know now. It is a way of seeing photos of kids I do not get to see or have never seen. I get info on weddings and lots of other events.


20 posted on 06/22/2013 10:54:42 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: JoeProBono
I was raised a social conservative.

I was raised that dignified people never bring undue attention themselves and they don't go around telling everyone the family business.

Of course in the small town I grew up in most everyone did know everyone's business.

If you did not want something known, you never spoke of it on the telephone because everyone in town had their phones tapped.

Our phone was tapped by Big Sis who lived down the street and was one of the five other families that we had to share a party line with.

When you heard the click you knew one of the other five families was listening in.

The story goes that one day she got caught up in the conservation that she broke into the conversation between two ladies who were talking about something which she was particularly interested in.

I have never joined a social network because my family cemetery is full of those who would tell me that being on Facebook would be a very undignified thing to do.

21 posted on 06/22/2013 11:10:21 PM PDT by metafugitive
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Anyone that maintains a Facebook or similar account has no b!tch ... you get what you pay for.

Same with FR, actually more likely here.

We've had to be aware of that since day one.

22 posted on 06/23/2013 4:59:43 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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