Facebook users hit by fresh data scandal

Another Facebook privacy scandal — three million users' data exposed by quiz

Data Leak Scandal: Facebook Blocked 200 Apps For Data Misuse

Responding to the letter received from Facebook UK's head of public policy Rebecca Stimson, Mr Collins said: "It is disappointing that a company with the resources of Facebook chooses not to provide a sufficient level of detail and transparency on various points including on Cambridge Analytica, dark ads, Facebook Connect, the amount spent by Russian Federation on UK ads on the platform, data collection across the web, budgets for investigations, and that shows general discrepancies between Schroepfer and Zuckerberg's respective testimonies".

Zuckerberg had made its clear that any app that either refused or failed an audit would be banned from Facebook.

For its part, Cambridge Analytica accessed data from an app called This Is Your Digital Life, developed by Cambridge University professor Aleksandr Kogan, who's at the center of the Cambridge Analytica allegations. They had been passed from a university lecturer to some students for a course project on creating a tool for processing Facebook data. In a May 14th Newsroom post, the company said that it was in the middle of investigating all apps that - like Cambridge Analytica - had access to the personal data of users' friends, whether they had consented to having their personal information collected or not. Six million people completed the quiz, with some opting to share their Facebook data with the app. "We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible".

Outside of that key 200 figure, Facebook's revelations leave a lot of important details out.

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Facebook also fired a parting shot at the committee, as it pointed out that it had held lengthy meetings and evidence sessions across the world, provided written submissions and that "one of the most senior people in the company has given 5 hours of testimony" to the MPs.

If the former, the final tally could (hopefully) end up much lower than 200.

Facebook was struck by the privacy scandal in March 2018 after it was reported that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed data on up to 87 million Facebook users without their explicit consent. What will the final count be? In addition, they will also tell individuals by means of this site. Facebook closed that loophole in 2014, but clearly wants to avoid another data privacy scandal. They mentioned that the committee found Schroepfer's responses to questions lacking and asked Zuckerberg to appear or the Facebook CEO will face the consequences. Facebook took some time to publicize which Facebook users CA had data on, and still hasn't revealed which users had data scraped by Canadian consultancy firm AggregateIQ.

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