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Facebook employees had access to millions of user passwords

By CNBC

The passwords of up to 600 million users dating back to 2012 were stored as plain text on Facebook serversRead full story

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  • Despite the deluge of bad press and calls to 'delete your account', FB active users (DAU) were up again last quarter. #fb #privacy

  • It should come as no surprise that this company has poor controls on data and doesn’t consider this an issue. We’re just their product. This data is not special to any of their employees in the same way it is to us.

  • This is major, given how many of us use the same passwords for multiple services. It's a frustrating example of how Facebook doesn't care about user privacy and security—I mean, this is almost a no-brainer to protect user data like passwords with encryption. But are there any examples of employees using

    This is major, given how many of us use the same passwords for multiple services. It's a frustrating example of how Facebook doesn't care about user privacy and security—I mean, this is almost a no-brainer to protect user data like passwords with encryption. But are there any examples of employees using these passwords? We don't quite know yet...

  • Facebook is such a hard company to hate. Connecting people together is a wonderful thing. But it’s crystal clear that at this point you should consider everything you share and do on Facebook as public. Shame on us from now on if we don’t act accordingly.

  • Having your password accessible publicly, is much more significant than people messing with your photos or writing stupid comments. Your Facebook account can be used to identify you, and sign you into a myriad of different other things over the internet!!! It can also be used to set up new accounts

    Having your password accessible publicly, is much more significant than people messing with your photos or writing stupid comments. Your Facebook account can be used to identify you, and sign you into a myriad of different other things over the internet!!! It can also be used to set up new accounts, that you no longer have control over, identity theft!

  • This is incredibly scary. Rules and guidelines need to be set to make sure none of it is used maliciously. The people's privacy is number one.

  • Sigh. The dirty smell of deja vu is so strong with this it needs its own emoji. "The 600 million users represents a significant portion of Facebook's user base of 2.7 billion people. The company said Thursday it planned to start notifying those affected so they could change their passwords."

  • Is Zuckerberg still running this company out of his dorm room?

  • This story will add fuel to the argument that Facebook has been catastrophically inept.

  • Not surprising, we are just a product for them

  • That’s the risk with going public. Your fundamentals become exposed and sometimes blown out the water.

  • Similar headline: “The sky is blue and the grass is green”

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