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 May 21, 2010  Posted by  Online

Paul Boutin writes:

Overnight, the Wall Street Journal reported what sounds like yet another breach of privacy at Facebook. The Journal cited MySpace as an offender, too.

What you need to know is that while the leaked info has indeed been leaked, no one has been found to have put it to use. Facebook has already fixed its offending code, which accidentally submitted user account information to advertising networks when users clicked on ads. MySpace will probably do the same soon.

Even then, as pundit Matthew Ingram put it, “On a scale of 1 to 10 privacy-wise, this is probably around a 1 or a 2.”

Read more on VentureBeat.   Over on AtlanticWire, John Hudson links to others’ reactions to the loophole.

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