Personal details of about six million people have been inadvertently exposed by a bug in Facebook’s data archive. The bug meant email and telephone numbers were accidentally shared with people who would not otherwise have had access to the information. So far, there was no evidence the data exposed was being exploited for malicious ends, said Facebook.
It said it was “upset and embarrassed” by the bug, which was found by a programmer outside the company. The data exposure came about because of the way that Facebook handled contact lists and address books uploaded to the social network.
Personally, I think that you should not even have your email address or telephone number or any other personally identifiable information on your Facebook. As I previously alluded to in one of my rants, if you don’t want somebody to see it, then you should not be posting it in the first place.