Why Did Instagram Leak Minors’ Email Addresses Again?

Jeremy Kirk reports:

David Stier, a San Francisco-based data scientist, has uncovered situations in which Facebook’s Instagram service exposed the contact details of minors, such as email addresses and phone numbers.

In the last month, Stier discovered that Instagram was leaking kids’ email addresses within the HMTL of the web version of users’ profiles. Instagram has fixed the problem. But questions are being raised over how carefully the company scans for personal data leaks when it makes code changes (see: Instagram Leaked Minors’ PII Again, But Now It’s Fixed).

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