Personal details of about six million people have been accidentally showing by a bug in Facebook's data records. The bug intended email and telephone numbers were by mistake public with people that would not otherwise have had access to the information. So far, there were no facts the data uncovered was being browbeaten for malicious ends.
The data revelation came about because of the way that Face book handled contact lists and address books uploaded to the social network. The bug meant some of the information Face book generated during that checking process was stored next to the uploaded contact lists and address books. Security analyst Graham Cluley criticized Facebook's discharge of the information just before the weekend and supposed the disclosure had been more about damage limitation than making sure the information reached as wide a viewers as possible.