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Another day, another Facebook privacy scandal. 

Hundreds of millions of Facebook user records — including some plain text passwords — were found exposed online free and open for the takingSo reports UpGuard, a cybersecurity risk assessment company, which notes in an April 3 press release that the two data sets in question were configured for public download. Yes, that means that anyone who knew where to look could have pulled it. 

At the heart of the matter are two third-party app datasets stored on Amazon S3 buckets containing reams of Facebook users’ info. One such set, from Cultura Colectiva, reportedly had "540 million records detailing comments, likes, reactions, account names, FB IDs and more."  Read more…

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