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01:45  10 april  2018
01:45  10 april  2018 Source:   MSN

Facebook CEO stops short of extending European privacy globally

  Facebook CEO stops short of extending European privacy globally Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday that he agreed "in spirit" with a strict new European Union law on data privacy but stopped short of committing to it as the standard for the social network across the world. As Facebook reels from a scandal over the mishandling of personal information belonging to millions of users, the company is facing demands to improve privacy and learn lessons from the landmark EU law scheduled to take effect next month.

He says Facebook has to ensure they do. Facebook is facing its worst privacy scandal in years Several users were surprised to learn recently that Facebook had been collecting information The new policy also makes it clear that WhatsApp and Instagram are part of Facebook and that the

He says Facebook has to ensure they do. Facebook is facing its worst privacy scandal in years Several users were surprised to learn recently that Facebook had been collecting information The new policy also makes it clear that WhatsApp and Instagram are part of Facebook and that the

NEW YORK - Get ready to find out if your Facebook data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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

  Facebook says data leak hits 87 million users, widening privacy scandal <p>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.</p>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.

The company on Wednesday unveiled the revisions as it faces one of its worst privacy scandals in Several users were surprised to learn recently that Facebook had been collecting information The new policy also makes it clear that WhatsApp and Instagram are part of Facebook and abide by the

Several users were surprised to learn recently that Facebook had been collecting information about whom they texted or called and for how long, though it did not The new policy also makes it clear that WhatsApp and Instagram are part of Facebook and abide by the same privacy policy as their parent.

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Starting Monday, the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. Facebook says most of the affected users (more than 70 million) are in the U.S., though there are over a million each in the Philippines, Indonesia and the U.K.

In addition, all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice titled "Protecting Your Information" with a link to see what apps they use and what information they have shared with those apps. If they want, they can shut off apps individually or turn off third-party access to their apps completely.

Facebook suspends Canadian firm AggregateIQ over data scandal

  Facebook suspends Canadian firm AggregateIQ over data scandal Facebook Inc said on Friday that it had suspended Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ from its platform after reports that the data firm may have improperly had access to the personal data of Facebook users. Facebook is under intense pressure after the data of millions of its users ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower who once worked at Cambridge Analytica, has said that it worked with Canadian company AggregateIQ.

Several users were surprised to learn recently that Facebook had been collecting information about whom they texted or called and for how long, though not the The new policy also makes it clear that WhatsApp and Instagram are part of Facebook and abide by the same privacy policy as their parent.

He says Facebook has to ensure they do. Facebook is facing its worst privacy scandal in years Several users were surprised to learn recently that Facebook had been collecting information The new policy also makes it clear that WhatsApp and Instagram are part of Facebook and that the

Reeling from its worst privacy crisis in history — allegations that this Trump-affiliated data mining firm may have used ill-gotten user data to try to influence elections — Facebook is in full damage-control mode. CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that he made a "huge mistake" in failing to take a broad enough view of what Facebook's responsibility is in the world. He's set to testify before Congress next week.

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie previously estimated that more than 50 million people were compromised by a personality quiz that collected data from users and their friends. In an interview aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Wylie said the true number could be even larger than 87 million.

That Facebook app, called "This is Your Digital Life," was a personality quiz created in 2014 by an academic researcher named Aleksander Kogan, who paid about 270,000 people to take it. The app vacuumed up not just the data of the people who took it, but also — thanks to Facebook's loose restrictions — data from their friends, too, including details that they hadn't intended to share publicly.

Facebook later limited the data apps can access, but it was too late in this case.

Zuckerberg said Facebook came up with the 87 million figure by calculating the maximum number of friends that users could have had while Kogan's app was collecting data. The company doesn't have logs going back that far, he said, so it can't know exactly how many people may have been affected.

Cambridge Analytica said in a statement Wednesday that it had data for only 30 million Facebook users.

Facebook says users must accept targeted ads even under new EU law .
<p>Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its business model largely intact despite a new European Union privacy law.</p>The EU law, which takes effect next month, promises the biggest shakeup in online privacy since the birth of the internet. Companies face fines if they collect or use personal information without permission.

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