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  • Facebook bug could let advertisers get your phone number

    Wired - 01/07/2018

    “There have been data brokers for years but typically to get access to that data you had to sign a contract with them,” says Alan Mislove, a professor at Northeastern who worked on the project that exposed the problem. “Facebook and Google are de facto data brokers—they don’t sell data but they are making that data available in indirect ways to a wide range of people.”

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