FROM Today, Facebook will begin to inform users about the that their personal data could be obtained by the British analytical firm Cambridge Analytica.
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AT Facebook notes that "they will inform people if their data in a violation of the rules could have been transferred to Cambridge Analytica. " If such a message appears in the your news feed, you You can also check what information you " leaked " .
In addition, absolutely all users will receive a detailed description of what applications they use and what data they use. If you consider that something or other application too much about you know - you you can turn it off.
Recall that in Facebook said that the number of " affected " users more than previously voiced 50 million. AT companies talk about 87 millions of users. Most of them - US residents, but There are also " victims " B Indonesia and on The Philippines. A at letter to the European Commission, the company's management acknowledged that among the data that Cambridge Analytica, there were reports of 2.7 million European citizens.
For those in the a tank
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 was more cunning and accidentally asked at the same time to open access to account data, which are in friends the user. AT The test passed 270 thousand people, but Kogan collected personal data from millions of users.
A at early 2015, Kogan sold the data to Cambridge Analytica , which deals with political consulting. Having on so much private information, the company was able to influence the political elections the whole world. This is about 200 election campaigns for the whole world - in Nigeria, Kenya, the Czech Republic, India, Argentina , etc.
Tomorrow, April 10, in Within the framework of the investigation, the head of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg intends to speak in The US Congress.