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From: siljaline on 4 Jun 2010 13:50
Incident-prone social network monolith Facebook has plugged yet another security leak, this time involving
the indexing by search engines of email addresses not listed on Facebook.
Thousands of email addresses submitted using Facebook's "Find a friend" feature that were not tied to a Facebook
account wound up getting indexed by Google, according to Blogger Cory Watilo, who was among those affected.
The "Find a Friend" feature allows friends to hunt for acquaintances on Facebook by email address, so those exposed
have their so-called mates to thank for any exposure. </paste>
"Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game
because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be indistinguishable from
-- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time."
- Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_