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Technology Facebook will alert you if Cambridge Analytica grabbed your data

01:14  10 april  2018
01:14  10 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify before U.S. House Commerce panel April 11

  Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify before U.S. House Commerce panel April 11 Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, the panel said on Wednesday. Facebook has come under fire in recent weeks after it was revealed that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked for U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign, gained access to the personal data of 50 million Facebook users.

Facebook says it will notify 87 million users of its service that they affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw the data analytics firm snap up their personal information through the social network to influence voters.

Facebook says it will notify 87 million users of its service that they affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw the data analytics firm snap up their personal information.

a drawing of a person© Provided by The Next Web Facebook says it will notify 87 million users of its service that they were affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw the data analytics firm snap up their personal information through the social network to influence voters.

The news comes ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s appointment to testify before Congress this week, over the company’s role in enabling Cambridge Analytica to gather data and profile users.

It’s worth noting that the 87 million figure may not be entirely accurate: according to Zuckerberg, Facebook came up with it by calculating the maximum number of friends that users could have had while the personality quiz app that Cambridge Analytica had built was being actively used to collect data. But Facebook says it doesn’t have logs dating back to that time, so it can’t be sure exactly how many people were affected.

Facebook says data leak hits 87 million users, widening privacy scandal

  Facebook says data leak hits 87 million users, widening privacy scandal Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a conference call with reporters that Facebook had not seen "any meaningful impact" on usage or ad sales since the scandal, although he added, "it's not good" if people are unhappy with the company.

Facebook To Alert Users Affected By Cambridge Analytica Data - arador.com. Since February, its valuation has dropped by roughly 0 billion, right down to 6 billion at this time. It’ll be attention- grabbing to see if it could possibly recuperate from this.

point. In the meantime, Cambridge Analytica stated in a press release that it had data on only 30 million Facebook users. Since February, its valuation has dropped by roughly 0 billion, right down to 6 billion at this time. It’ll be attention- grabbing to see if it could possibly recuperate from this

What’s more, whistleblower Christopher Wylie, who worked at Cambridge Analytica and exposed the data collection exercise, told NBC that the number of affected users could be higher than that, and that the data might be stored in Russia, as data scientist Aleksander Kogan, who worked on the quiz app in collaboration with the company, traveled there frequently from the UK during that time.

Meanwhile, Cambridge Analytica said in a statement that it had data on only 30 million Facebook users.

Facebook has been going through arguably one of the roughest periods in its history, having been rocked by revelations of privacy scandals and other questionable moves in the past several weeks. Since February, its valuation has dropped by roughly $100 billion, down to $456 billion today. It’ll be interesting to see if it can recover from this, and what its users will demand in return for their trust in the company over the next several months.

Cambridge Analytica exec reveals there were more quizzes used to collect data .
A former employee of the notorious data broker Cambridge Analytica (CA) today testified the company had several other quizzes on Facebook besides the one which started Facebook’s current audit — and potentially they could have compromised far more than the 87 million people Facebook estimated. The British Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee is now conducting an inquiry into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s misappropriation of user data. Yesterday, former CA executive Brittany Kaiser testified before the committee about the company’s actions. You can read her full written testimony here.

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