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100 million Facebook pages leaked to a torrent site, creating the world's least exciting torrent

Laura June
07.28.10
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Hacker Ron Bowes from Skull Security has created a 2.8GB torrent file which contains the Facebook account details of roughly 100 million users. That's about 1 in 5 of the half billion accounts the social networking site has, and the torrent contains URLs for each account, with other personal details contained in the profiles such as phone numbers and email addresses. Bowes created a crawler to troll Facebook's open access directory, where all the information is kept. There's nothing illegal about any of this, of course -- we put our information out there into the public forum that Facebook is, after all -- but there's still something creepy about the idea of someone torrenting our profile. Then again, we have some pretty amazing shots from the Bronx Zoo in there, so we can't really blame them.

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