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Facebook reveals bug exposed data

Facebook revealed Fri­day that a bug in its system led to 6 million users’ phone numbers or e-mail addresses being inadvertently exposed.

The problem was tied Face­book’s “Download Your Information” tool. Because of the bug, those using the feature might have been provided with additional
e-mail addresses or telephone numbers for their contacts or people with whom they have some connection.

Because the contact information was provided by other people on Facebook, it was not necessarily accurate.

Facebook says it has fixed the problem and is in the process of notifying affected users via e-mail.

Price increase on way at Starbucks

NEW YORK — Starbucks wants a little extra change for that latte.

The Seattle-based coffee company says it’s increasing prices on average by 1 percent nationally starting Tuesday. But it says the price for many drinks, such as medium and large brewed coffees and Frappuccinos, won’t change in most its 11,000 U.S. cafes.

For a small brewed coffee, the price will increase by 10 cents at most. Other drinks could increase by more than that.

“Less than a third of beverages will see a small increase in most stores,” said Lisa Passe, a Starbucks spokeswoman. She pointed out that the increases will vary by region.

The price increase comes despite falling coffee costs that have boosted the company’s profits.

In other news

IT’S THE KIND OF electronic junk that piles up in basements and garages – an old computer motherboard with wires sticking out. But this is an Apple 1 from 1976, one of the first Apple computers ever built. The computer goes on the auction block at Christie’s next week. The bidding starts at $300,000, with a pre-sale estimated value of up to $500,000.


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