Related News: Anonymous email app launches with ‘creepy’ stunt

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The creators of an app that helps people send anonymous emails are coming under fire for a PR stunt that didn’t quite go as planned.

Over the last couple days, Leak, a new service that allows people to send anonymous emails, sent a number of reporters questionable emails as part of a push to promote the app.

An email sent via Leak to a Mashable reporter: “Dear neighbors, would you mind stop (sic) walking naked at home? We can see you every morning when having breakfast. From someone, anonymously. Sent from Leak.”

Source: CNN

Related News: Anger mounts after Facebook’s ‘shadow profiles’ leak in bug

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. ZDNet published an article titled Anger mounts after Facebook’s ‘shadow profiles’ leak in bug.

The personal information leaked by the bug is information that had not been given to Facebook by the users – it is data Facebook has been compiling on its users behind closed doors, without their consent.

A growing number of Facebook users are furious and demand to know who saw private information they had expressly not given to Facebook.

Facebook was accidentally combining user’s shadow profiles with their Facebook profiles and spitting the merged information out in one big clump to people they ‘had some connection to’ who downloaded an archive of their account with Facebook’s Download Your Information (DYI) tool.

Source: ZDNet