From our "WTF" file, the personal information of 100 million Facebook users has been collected and published online in a downloadable file. Yes, you read right — 100 million people. Facebook is downplaying the issue. The information was posted by Ron Bowes, an online security consultant on the Internet site Pirate Bay. This means that if people try to make their information private, then they cannot because it exists publicly elsewhere. It also poses a security risk, because now some of those people can be found by others. More than 2,000 people downloaded the file. Wow, another issue with privacy and security on Facebook. We think Facebook has some explaining to do.


—Nsenga K. Burton

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