'App exposed over 3 mn FB users' data for years'

16 May, 2018, 15:04 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Cambridge Analytica whistleblower warns of 'new Cold War' online

Facebook announced Monday that is has already suspended some 200 third-party apps for misusing Facebook users' data. The data was only supposed to be accessible through an approved research platform, but has since been discovered on a website with little to no protection. They had been passed from a university lecturer to some students for a course project on creating a tool for processing Facebook data. She also said that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had no plans to meet with the Committee or travel to the United Kingdom at this time, but added that the company fully recognised the seriousness of the issues and would continue cooperating with the relevant regulators.

While this data was supposed to be restricted to approved groups, it was reportedly made available to select group of researchers outside of Cambridge as well.

Although not as expansive as the data exposed in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, this latest leak did still contain results of the personality quiz, as well as personal Facebook details and even status updates of 150,000 users.

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"Cambridge Analytica had approached the myPersonality app team in 2013 to get access to the data, but was turned down because of its political ambitions", the report said.

"The investigation process is in full swing", said an online statement from Facebook product partnerships vice-president Ime Archibong.

Cambridge Analytica has denied any wrongdoing, saying that it has deleted the Facebook data and that it wasn't used for the Trump campaign.

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It turns out that myPersonality was one of 200 applications culled from the site in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica debacle, each given a fair investigation into whether or not data had been misused.

While it's unclear whether Zuckerberg will appear before the United Kingdom government, either via video or in real life, MPs are studying Facebook's answers to their questions. The U.K. Commissioner's Office has ordered the company to release all personal information and data it has on an American voting, which could open the floodgates for millions of US voters to request their data back from the firm, according to The Guardian.

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