Web scraping is an automated task that copies data and information from web pages in bulk. Photo: Reuters
Web scraping is an automated task that copies data and information from web pages in bulk. Photo: Reuters

Nearly 235 million social media profiles from Instagram, TikTok and YouTube exposed in data leak

  • A database including email addresses and phone numbers of Instagram, TikTok and YouTube users was left exposed on the web, according to a report
  • Hong Kong-registered Social Data says it only uses publicly available data, but web scraping is strictly against most social media platforms’ terms of use

Web scraping is an automated task that copies data and information from web pages in bulk. Photo: Reuters
Web scraping is an automated task that copies data and information from web pages in bulk. Photo: Reuters
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