Facebook 'unintentionally uploaded' email contacts of 1.5 mln users

April 17 - Facebook Inc said it "unintentionally uploaded" the email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, Business Insider on Wednesday (graphic).

The social media company harvested email contacts of the users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts, the report said.

Facebook told Business Insider that it did not mean to upload these contacts, and is now in the process of deleting them.

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