This mistake of Facebook affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users

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Facebook is once again under question regarding the privacy of users. Information has come to light on an important issue related to Facebook-owned company Instagram. Facebook said on Thursday that the passwords of millions of Instagram users were stored unencrypted on internal servers. Facebook has shared information regarding Instagram password in a blog post.

blog post The company wrote that we found that in addition to the Instagram password, the logs were stored in readable format. Now we can estimate that millions of Instagram users have been affected by this problem.

Facebook said that we are notifying those users that during the investigation we have determined that the stored passwords were not internally or improperly accessed. Last month, the company had revealed that unencrypted passwords of thousands and lakhs of users had been stored. At that time, the company had said that the number of Instagram users affected was a few thousand. But this number is much higher than previously estimated.

Facebook had been embroiled in controversies once before regarding user privacy. Last year, it was revealed that political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica had stolen the Facebook data of approximately 87 million users. After this, Facebook also took very strict steps regarding data handling, such as data-sharing partnerships with external companies were also removed.

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