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we expected more traditional cyber attacks like Facebook has revealed yet another privacy issue after the social media company said it had collected the email contacts of one and a half million new users without their consent the tech giant's late Wednesday admitted that since may twenty sixteen the email contacts were unintentionally uploaded to Facebook when new users verified their accounts with their email passwords the social network said it stopped offering this type of verification in March Facebook told Reuters that the contacts word shared with anyone and that it was in the process of deleting them an earlier reports detailing the glitch said that when an email password was entered a message popped up saying it was importing contacts without asking for permission we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake the discovery comes this Facebook faces increased government scrutiny after it was rocked by and number of privacy related scandals including its largest ever security breach in September which expose the personal data of tens of millions of users and the Cambridge analytica scandal in which the political consultancy firm obtained eighty seven million Facebook users personal information without their consent