Approximately 6 million Facebook users had their email addresses or telephone numbers leaked to certain other users because of a bug, the social media provider disclosed on its website.

The posting says the company takes privacy and security seriously and strives to protect users’ information as best it can. But “even with a strong team, no company can ensure 100 percent prevention of bugs, and in rare cases we don’t discover a problem until it has already affected a person’s account,” the posting says.

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