Forget secret NSA requests - a Facebook "bug" has been inadvertently exposing the contact information of more than six million users for the past year.

The social network began offering a Download Your Information tool, which has apparently also been downloading other people's information, including other user's email addresses and phone numbers, since at least 2012. This information was shared to people who "had a connection" to the affected users.

Facebook says it has fixed the bug and is in the process of notifying the affected users via the same email addresses that the company has already freely given out.

[TWP, photo via AP]