From Facebook, we almost doubled the user data, than we thought

By: Eugene Sherban | 05.04.2018, 11:40
From Facebook, we almost doubled the user data, than we thought

The internal investigation of Facebook showed that the   Cambridge Analytica on   actually collected almost   2 times more user data than was originally said. Then it was said about   theft of data 50   million accounts, now   same technical director Facebook Mike Schropfer announced the figure in the   87   million accounts. By   he said, most of   them from   USA.

How Facebook solves the problem

Naturally, such figures are not   users of the social network, so Facebook's management is trying to   social network. First , now the social network itself will check requests from   Other applications on   authorization via Facebook. Secondly , they removed the user's favorite search for scammers   phone number or e-mail address. Thirdly , personal data like political views, and   family status will be hidden from   prying eyes.

More about   scandal with Cambridge Analytica

AT   2013, Professor of Cambridge University Alexander Kogan created another test application in   spirit of " find out, you   pretzel or gingerbread. " AND   for its passage it was necessary to open access to   data of your page. However, the application acted more cunningly and   accidentally asked at the same time to open access to   account data, which are in   friends   the user. AT   The test was passed 270 thousand people, but Kogan collected personal data 50   million users.

AT   early 2015, Kogan sold the data to Cambridge Analytica, which later used them   for manipulating   elections in   200 countries by   the whole world. As shown by the investigation of Channel 4, in   Facebook is not   could not   know about   leak, but apparently decided to just hush the story. Do not hush up   happened   - Now the action #deletefacebook is gaining momentum, investors are preparing to sue   social network because of the opaque leadership policy, and   Mark Zuckerberg lost a lot of money because of the company's share price decline.

More information about the scandal can be found here .