Facebook Tightens Privacy and Security Features after Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Published By : 09 Apr 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Starting today, Facebook is sending a detailed message to the 87 million users on their news feeds, who may have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica. Facebook has stated that over 70 million users in the U.S. have been affected in this Cambridge Analytica scandal and over a million each in the U.K., the Philippines, and Indonesia have been registered to be under fire.

In addition to this, all Facebook users (around 2.2 bn across the world) will receive a notice, titled “Protecting Your Information” from Facebook with a link to see which apps they have used till now and what information they have shared with those apps. If users want, they can stop apps individually or turn off the third-party access to their apps entirely. Reeling from its nastiest privacy crisis in the history – accusations that this Trump-affiliated data mining enterprise may have utilized stolen user data in a bid to influence elections – the social media platform is, currently, in full damage-control mode.

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, said that he made a huge mistake in failing to take a wide-ranging view of the responsibilities of Facebook in the world. He is slated to testify before the Congress in the next week. Christopher Wylie, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, estimated previously that over 50 million people were compromised by a personality quiz, which collected data from users and their friends. In an interview that aired on NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Wylie stated that the true number could be even greater than 87 million.

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