Are the terms “Facebook” and “privacy violation” becoming synonymous? It would almost seem that way, with millions of users skeptical that the social media giant does enough to protect their sensitive personal information due to ever-changing security settings. And now, data breaches.
Just months after Facebook admitted that malware breached its developers’ systems, yet another serious data breach happened last week and affects six million users. The mixup was a result of a glitch between “People You May Know” (friend suggestions) and “Download Your Information” (an archive of your Facebook history). The breach left the email addresses or telephone numbers exposed for six million people for an entire year.
Keep reading to see what Facebook has to say for itself — and how it’s moving forward.