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FACEBOOK says a bug in its system led to six million users' contact information being inadvertently exposed.

The problem arose when a Facebook user downloaded an archive of their Facebook account through the "Download Your Information" tool. Because of the bug, the user may have been provided with additional email addresses or telephone numbers for their contacts. Facebook says it has fixed the problem.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 22, 2013 B11

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