Saturday, October 27, 2012

Facebook launches investigation after details of one million users sold online for just £3

The company, which has been recently plagued with accusations that users' privacy is undermined, is now facing claims that a blogger was able to buy email addresses and user IDs which were not publicly available.

Bulgairan Bogomil Shopov, a blogger and digital-rights activist, claims that he was able to buy data containing names, user IDs and email addresses, according to NBC News.

He also alleged Facebook later asked him to delete his post detailing the purchase, NBC News reported.