Was Your Facebook Data Stolen By Cambridge Analytica ?

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April 9, 2018 | by: marysullivan

Did Cambridge Analytica steal your Facebook data?

From 7 a.m. (ET) on Monday, 9 April, Facebook users will start seeing notifications at the top of their News Feeds alerting them if their data was stolen and “misused” by Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook announced last week that users would be receiving one of two notifications, informing them how to see which apps they use, and the data shared with those apps.

App Controls: Finally, starting on Monday, April 9, we’ll show people a link at the top of their News Feed so they can see what apps they use — and the information they have shared with those apps. People will also be able to remove apps that they no longer want. As part of this process we will also tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Users affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach will see the message pictured below (right) at the top of their News Feed. Those unaffected will see the message pictured below (left).

IMAGE: FACEBOOK

Facebook estimates that the Facebook data of “up to” 87 million people “may have been improperly shared” with Cambridge Analytica during the U.S. presidential election.

Per Facebook, around 1 million people in the UK could have been affected by the data breach and about 600,000 in Canada. But, the overwhelming majority of those affected (over 70 million people) are in the U.S.

 

Credit: RACHEL THOMPSON www.mashable.com

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