Facebook’s Response To Our IP Address Exposure Article

Last week I wrote an article titled More Facebook Privacy Issues: Exposed IP Addresses reporting that Facebooks notification emails included the IP address of Facebook user that wrote on someone’s wall, commented, or sent a personal message on Facebook.

Facebook’s 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.”