Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Millions Of Facebook Users Had Data Exposed In Newly Discovered Leak

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower warns of 'new Cold War' online Zuckerberg agrees to face EU Parliament over Facebook data use
Faye Gross | 17 May, 2018, 00:18

Facebook said it recognized "the seriousness of these issues" at hand, and provided written answers to 39 questions posed by the team of MPs investigating the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Wylie is the pink-haired Canadian data scientist whose decision to blow the whistle on the use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica set off shock waves that are still reverberating through Westminster, Washington DC, and Silicon Valley.

"The Company is immediately ceasing all operations", it said in a statement Wednesday, announcing bankruptcy proceedings would soon begin.

At the European Parliament, Zuckerberg will not have to answer any questions in public, according a deal that was approved by a slim majority in the European Parliament today.

Facebook has said other apps may also have misused personal data and this week suspended some 200 applications as part of its investigation.

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Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg took responsibility for the data leakage and that the social network could use to spread "fake news" and incite hatred, including during political campaigns.

The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating the data breach. Facebook lost billions in market value and Zuckerberg had to apologize publically for his mistake as well as testify before the US Congress. Celebrities called for the boycotting of Facebook with the #deleteFacebook movement being launched.

"More than 6 million people completed the tests on the myPersonality app and almost half agreed to share data from their Facebook profiles with the project", said the report.

British lawmakers have issued a similar demand, and Facebook told a panel there investigating the company that it would make a decision about Zuckerberg's potential appearance by Monday. Collins added that the Committee would be open to hearing evidence from Zuckerberg by video link if he is unable to travel to the UK. Wylie said the company teased political phrases such as then-candidate-and-now President Donald Trump's "drain the swamp", to ascertain voter response. He has spent more than eight years covering the ways that tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google navigate the corridors of government - and the regulations that sometimes result.

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