South Africans affected by Facebook data leak

Privacy watchdog: Firm harvested 1.17M Filipino Facebook user data

Privacy watchdog: Firm harvested 1.17M Filipino Facebook user data

In fact, the data firm along with its partners reportedly used wide range of surveys to collect information on Facebook users - including a "sex compass" app that asked people about their "personal preferences".

"As part of our commitment in contacting those potentially impacted by Cambridge Analytica, we recently released the figure of South Africans who had installed the app and those who were potentially impacted", Facebook said.

The Information Regulator last week wrote to Facebook asking it to contact all South Africans affected by the unauthorised sharing of user data and to set out how it plans to ensure users' information is safeguarded.

Zuckerberg had accepted the "invitation" of the US Congress - although not that of the British Parliament - to explain to the people's representatives how it came about that 87 million Facebook users had their private data combed by a London-based political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica.

"I do not know the specifics of these surveys or how the data was acquired or processed".

"The goal of the survey was to gather this information, and that by completing it with your Facebook login, Cambridge Analytica also gets access to your data?"

British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, now embroiled in scandal for propagandistic electioneering via scraping Facebook profiles, had plans to issue its own cryptocurrency a year ago according to Reuters and NYT.

Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Kennedy (R-LA) will introduce legislation to protect the privacy of users' online data, the pair said today in a joint statement. Zuckerberg said this was a "breach of trust" and that Facebook is taking steps to make sure it doesn't happen again.

A figurine is seen in front of the Facebook logo.

"Our investigation is looking at whether criminal and civil offences have been committed under the Data Protection Act", the office said in a statement.

"In other words, if Hillary had won, the general public would remain oblivious to Facebook's (and other social media giants) massive data-gathering efforts", Zero Hedge proclaimed. He is somebody who takes a long-term view.

"I believe individuals should have access to their data as their property", she said. Cookies and device identifiers help us determine whether you're logged in, which makes it easier to share content or use Facebook to log into another app.

When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account.

Documents and emails obtained by the NYT showed that Cambridge Analytica's psychological profiles on Facebook users also helped launch another cryptocurrency, called Dragon Coin, which seems to have ties to a famous gangster in Macau, going by the nickname "Broken Tooth".

Menlo Park, California-based Facebook has also been criticized for its role in Russia's alleged influence over the 2016 USA presidential election.

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