Technology Facebook will alert you if Cambridge Analytica grabbed your data

01:14  10 april  2018
01:14  10 april  2018 Source:   MSN

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  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.

Back when the Cambridge Analytica data was getting collected by an enterprising academic, I was the vice president of social If Facebook ’s generous access to friend data was known to many marketers and software developers, so was the tactic of disguising data grabs as fun apps, pages, or quizzes.

FACEBOOK will reveal if your data was stolen amid the Cambridge Analytica breach today. The 87 million users whose data might have been shared with the political firm will get a detailed message on their feeds.

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.

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WEATHER ALERT High Surf Advisory. Full Story. TOP VIDEOS. As part of its sweeping privacy updates following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will soon disclose to users if the embattled data firm accessed their data .

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.&nbsp;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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