The Facebook And Google Security Threat, That Wasn't


Yesterday I posted an article on here which suggested Facebook or Google had accidentally “leaked” user emails, through Facebook’s opt-out system. The logic we used at the time to deduce this was completely off. The reality was that the users had placed the original opt-out emails that they had been sent within public forums. In other words, it was user error that led to emails being exposed.

Points Of Clarification

  • Google does not use links found in your Gmail to crawl websites – Google has clarified that they never crawl links found through your Gmail account.
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