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Published:May 10th, 2010 21:16 EST
Facebook's Responds To Our IP Address Exposure Story

Facebook's Responds To Our IP Address Exposure Story

By Tim Martin

Last week I wrote an article titled Facebook Makes Your IP Address Available To Everyone reporting that Facebooks notification emails included the IP address of Facebook user that wrote on someones wall, commented, or sent a personal message on Facebook.

Facebooks Director of Policy Communications Barry Schnitt informed us that this has been corrected:

"Here is a statement from Facebook on this:
We originally included IP address information in these email headers as part of industry best practices designed to improve spam filters. This is similar to what many webmail providers do. However, we agree this practice no longer makes sense for Facebook and we¹ve discontinued it. Thank you for bringing
this to our attention."

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