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Facebook: "We will not update users whose details have been revealed" TECH news Facebook: "We will not update users whose details have been revealed" Arrogance, irresponsibility or disdain for users? After the details of 530 million Facebook users were leaked to the network, with 3.9 million Israelis, Facebook announced: "We will not update the users whose details have been revealed" Tags Facebook Walla! TECH Thursday, 08 April 2021, 19:38 Updated: 19:54 Share on



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Arrogance, irresponsibility or disdain for users?

After the details of 530 million Facebook users were leaked to the network, with 3.9 million Israelis, Facebook announced: "We will not update the users whose details have been revealed"

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Thursday, 08 April 2021, 19:38 Updated: 19:54

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Facebook will not update you (Photo: Reuters)

After the details of 530 million people were leaked during 2019, were for a fee and in the last week were leaked in full to the network to any claimant, Facebook has announced that it will not update the users whose details have been leaked.

These are 530 million users, 3.9 million of whom are Israelis, which means that the details of almost all Israelis on Facebook have been leaked.

The information includes email addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and more.



A Facebook spokesman said the company was not sure which users they should notify and update them on.

He further said that the users could not fix the problem, and even though the information was leaked, they chose not to update the users.

Facebook did say it would fix the loophole during 2019, after the details of 530 million people had already been leaked.

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Alon Gal, CTO at Under The Breach and the person responsible for finding the details of the details of the hundreds of millions of users, said in a conversation with Walla!

TECH: "It is unfortunate to hear that Facebook does not plan to notify users of the leak, Facebook has the platform and a significant opportunity to reach the largest number of people who have been involved in the leak and their responsibility to do so is clear."



Facebook has long been under close scrutiny by governments over the issue of user privacy.

In 2019 it reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission following allegations that the company had misused user data.

Another information protection agency in Ireland, the leading regulator in the EU, announced that it had contacted Facebook regarding the data leak, but said they had not received "any proactive communication from Facebook" but are now in touch.

The Federal Trade Commission Fill 2019 arrangement requires Facebook to report licensed access to data of 500 users or more within 30 days of event approval.

Another reason why you should not trust Facebook (Photo: Reuters)

It should be noted that the information may be used by attackers to cross databases.

For example, if personal information such as identity cards or passports have been leaked from another database, with the help of Facebook's database it will be possible to cross-reference an ID card, telephone, email and even an address.

Therefore, if you receive a suspicious call in which you want to receive your credit information or personal information, disconnect and make an initiated call to the place from which you allegedly called.

Also beware of suspicious emails and do not volunteer details online.

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