PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There is a new warning for Facebook users. The company admits that they “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts of an estimated 1.5 million new users without their permission.
Since May 2016, new users who signed up for the platform had their email information automatically collected by Facebook.READ MORE: 'There's A Lot Of Ghosts In Here': CBS3 Spends Evening In Believed-To-Be Haunted Neshaminy Creekside Inn16-Year-Old Ahjaon Jackson Shot, Killed While Coming Home From Work With Twin Sister, Philadelphia Police Say
This was part of a design change to Facebook’s account verification system that asked the user to verify their email address by providing the password to their email account.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Community Still Wants 'Real Justice' For Walter Wallace Jr. A Year After Fatal Police Shooting
Facebook says the contacts were not shared with anyone and is working to fix the privacy issue.