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Coincidence? While users on Facebook were having trouble all day Wednesday, some potentially scary news was breaking about Facebook’s business dealings. It does make you wonder if there was a connection. The New York Times broke the story of a criminal investigation into some deals Facebook had with some big companies regarding your data. The Verge reports that companies made deals with Facebook to get access to things like your friend list and contact information without your consent.

Here’s the full story from the New York Times.