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Data leaks aren’t ‘breaches’ — but they’re still screwing over users

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse have claimed that the dumps of their user data that recently showed up on internet forums are no big deal. That’s because in each case, the information was “scraped” from publicly viewable user profiles rather than stolen in a break-in. 

Some cybersecurity professionals and journalists agreed, posting on social media that users had nothing to worry about because Clubhouse, Facebook and LinkedIn never intended to protect the data as private in the first place. To them, because no computer system was hacked, no data breach occurred. 

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