Facebook Announces Restrictions on Data Access, Admits Number of Accounts Breached Closer to 87 Million

Facebook, in announcing significant changes to its information-sharing features with third-party app developers, has announced that up to 87 million Facebook users – mostly in the U.S. – have had their information inappropriately harvested by political data research firm Cambridge Analytica. The number was previously reported as 50 million by the company. Cambridge Analytica uses […]

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Zuckerberg Speaks on Data Breach, Admits Facebook Made Mistakes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed recent revelations that a data research firm inappropriately accessed and harvested personal data on 50 million Facebook users in the run up to the 2016 presidential election today. The Facebook CEO denied culpability for the breach but acknowledged that ultimately, the company was responsible for the personal information users entrust […]

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More is Revealed about Cambridge Analytica, its Tactics and the Players Involved

Revelations continue to be made about Facebook’s relationship with a data research company that bills itself as a company that help sway votes and win elections for politicians all over the world. Cambridge Analytica, a subsidiary of Strategic Communications Laboratory, has come under fire in recent weeks over revelations that in violation of Facebook’s terms, […]

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