Facebook keeps asking for our trust even as it loses control of our data

The good news about the Facebook data breach is that it affected fewer people than previously believed — a rarity, in the cybersecurity realm. The bad news is that the types of data stolen were quite personal, and could have bad consequences for the 14 million people affected.

Facebook held a morning press call to discuss new details about the breach, which it discovered last month. Here’s Russell Brandom in The Verge:

According to today’s statement, the hackers stole access tokens for 30 million accounts (revised down from an initial estimate of 50 million), allowing them to gain complete access to the profiles. Of those 30 million, the hackers accessed basic contact information (name and either email or phone number) for 14 million…

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Author: Casey Newton

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