Facebook: Most users may have had public data ‘scraped’

The Facebook “like” symbol is illuminated on a sign outside the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Jun 7, 2013. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File)

NEW YORK — Facebook’s acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by “malicious actors” is the latest example of the social network’s failure to protect its users’ data.