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Social media data leak highlights murky world of data scraping

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Social media data leak highlights murky world of data scraping

Article by Alex Scroxton, 

A data brokerage left its database of 235 million Instagram, TikTok and YouTube profiles exposed to anybody who cared to access it

A company that sells data on social media influencers to marketers left an unsecured database of information pulled from 235 million Instagram, TikTok and YouTube accounts exposed on the web without any form of password or other authentication measures required to gain access to it, raising questions over the ethics of scraping publicly available data. […]

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