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CNBC: Facebook closes loophole exposing private group details

2018-07-13 03:11    Investing

CNBC: Facebook closes loophole exposing private group details Stock News

© Reuters. CNBC: Facebook closes loophole exposing private group details
  • Facebook (FB +2.1%) has recently closed a loophole in its systems that allowed third parties to discover and harvest names of people in private Facebook Groups, CNBC says.
  • A Chrome plug-in made for marketers to gather such information was shut down before Facebook's move when the company pressed the application's makers, Facebook says.
  • Members of private group for women with the BRCA gene mutation associated with a higher risk of breast cancer noticed that the Grouply.io Chrome extension allowed easy mass download of names, employers, locations, email addresses and other personal details of all 9,000 group members.
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