I want somebody to email me this Facebook list of 100 million users that everybody is on about and referred to here:-
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How 100 million Facebook users ended up in a list on BitTorrent
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News that details of 100 million Facebook users was understandably met with some panic - particularly because the data was then dumped on file-sharing service BitTorrent alongside pirated music, bulk credit card details and the odd bit of legal content.
The real story was a little more curious. It was Canadian security researcher Ron Bowes who downloaded the data - [url removed, login to view] of it - by creating a crawler script to pluck information from Facebook's open access directory.