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    Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    Data comes from before Facebook patched a data scrapping bug in August 2019.
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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    So will Facebook tell people whose accounts were affected? Or just leave people wondering if they should worry?

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    This is an excellent case for the EU GDPR but who wants to bet any money nothing happens...

    4% of Facebooks Global revenue for 2019 would be around 2.5 Billion USD

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    Data from 533 million Facebook accounts SOLD online, by Facebook
    IFTFY

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    I don't have FB on phone or ever submited my phone number to them but now that whatsapp is owned by FB they will leak it sooner or later :<

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    So will Facebook tell people whose accounts were affected? Or just leave people wondering if they should worry?
    https://haveibeenpwned.com/ it might be worth checking on this site. The BBC seem happy to promote this site, so should be ok inputting your details. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56650387

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    IFTFY
    Nice.

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    Yeah, heard this yesterday. Also apparently the Zuck uses Signal and not Whatsapp... for privacy reasons obviously...
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    The leaked accounts were UK, US and India, post-Brexit none of them are in the EU

    Oh I'm wrong 35 million Italian accounts 10 million Spanish accounts. I'm sure Facebook can hire good lawyers though who will plead that they don't really make any money and it's really just a philanthropic venture.
    Last edited by Jonj1611; 06-04-2021 at 08:32 PM.

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by elguapo View Post
    The leaked accounts were UK, US and India, post-Brexit none of them are in the EU

    Oh I'm wrong 35 million Italian accounts 10 million Spanish accounts. I'm sure Facebook can hire good lawyers though who will plead that they don't really make any money and it's really just a philanthropic venture.
    Wasn't the entire body of EU law taken on? GDPR still applies as far as I know. I doubt the EU courts would take them on but the UK ones certainly could if they violated GDPR.

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    https://haveibeenpwned.com/ it might be worth checking on this site. The BBC seem happy to promote this site, so should be ok inputting your details. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56650387
    to find out if your details have been taken enter your details on this totally trustworthy site...

    that's genius. Find out who is paranoid about their details and simultaneously stupid enough to share them.

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    Haveibeenpwned has been around forever and is legit. Sign up with an email address and it'll alert you if you get found in a breach. He added the mobile number check due to demand from this leak (which I recall had been revealed waaaay before now?)

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    a bit disappointed they have my phone number, considering i have not provided them it... but cant say im surprised

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal. Even he doesn't trust Whatsapp enough to use it.

    Ditch social media. It makes no sense why these crony capitalists like Zuckerberg can feed off our data and be filthy rich. Don't get me wrong - I love capitalism but I absolutely detest crony capitalism. Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft etc are all monopolies and they need to be broken up ASAP. They wield far too much power than required. It's appalling how they can pay off scummy politicians to protect their butts.

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Wasn't the entire body of EU law taken on? GDPR still applies as far as I know. I doubt the EU courts would take them on but the UK ones certainly could if they violated GDPR.
    Correct. The Data Protection Act (2018) is a copy and paste of the GDPR, with minor tweaks such as using the UK court system for the European one. Even if it wasn't then if any of those account holders were resident in the EU (regardless of the nationality of the account holder or where it was created,) it falls under GDPR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    Haveibeenpwned has been around forever and is legit. Sign up with an email address and it'll alert you if you get found in a breach. He added the mobile number check due to demand from this leak (which I recall had been revealed waaaay before now?)
    This. A great site run by a security researcher.

    Quote Originally Posted by fend_oblivion View Post
    Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal. Even he doesn't trust Whatsapp enough to use it.
    Turns out he's not as daft as he looks.

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    Re: Data from 533 million Facebook accounts leaked online

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Correct. The Data Protection Act (2018) is a copy and paste of the GDPR, with minor tweaks such as using the UK court system for the European one. Even if it wasn't then if any of those account holders were resident in the EU (regardless of the nationality of the account holder or where it was created,) it falls under GDPR.



    This. A great site run by a security researcher.



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