How can that be "unintentional"? Authentication code doesn't just code itself... Somebody was directed to specifically write and execute code that reached out and grabbed user contacts. Somebody then likely wrote test scripts to ensure the functionality worked. Somebody then likely wrote code to process and USE the data (per the article, Facebook indicates the data was used to improve target ads)... Organizations tend to believe these days, that telling the public what they want to hear is acceptable when dealing with security breaches.
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