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EL-FLIPPO posted a topic in National/World NewsA huge, unprotected WWE database containing information on more than 3 million users, noting it was open to anyone who knew the web address to search. All data was stored in plain text. The data - which included home and email addresses, birthdates, as well as customers' children's age ranges and genders where supplied - was sitting on an Amazon Web Services S3 server without username or password protection. Another exposed WWE database contained reams of information primarily on European fans, though the information contained only addresses, telephone numbers and names. While the security lapse is cause for concern, that WWE is also collecting ethnicity information and children's age ranges has privacy advocates anxious. It would appear, however, that the fans had volunteered that information, having the choice to do so on their WWE Network profile. Multiple leaks have occurred on Amazon in recent months, largely thanks to misconfigurations of servers. The most notable was that of a Republican Party marketing contractor that left data on more than 198 million voters on an open database in June. In that case the information appeared to be amassed from a wide range of sources, and included addresses, birthdates, phone numbers and sentiment analyses for predicting individuals' opinions, religion and ethnicity.