Another Personality Quiz Exposed The Facebook Data Of Three Million People

16 May, 2018, 15:02 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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Those changes, according to Facebook, significantly reduced the amount of data that apps could access. Facebook has so far suspended 200 apps that could be involved in data harvesting in this manner.

In the latest of a string of security breaches, a report from New Scientist has revealed a popular personality app insufficiently protected the "anonymous" data of participants.

The political data firm announced earlier this month that it was shutting down and filing for bankruptcy, claiming the negative press made business impossible.

After receiving the letter, the Committee insisted that Facebook's answers did not fully answer the questions with sufficient detail or data evidence, and that it would be writing to the company again to address these significant gaps. They had been passed from a university lecturer to some students for a course project on creating a tool for processing Facebook data.

Facebook is auditing each and every app that has access to the data of its over 2 billion users and has already suspended 200 apps which failed to comply with its policies, the social media giant said on Monday.

Afghanistan: 9 killed in Jalalabad attack
Earlier, he said the attack had been carried out by four attackers and that there had been two explosions. Officials are concerned that a low voter turnout will undermine the credibility of the poll.

Three million user accounts have reportedly been compromised in a new Facebook data leak incident.

Thankfully - unlike the app at the centre of the Cambridge Analytica debacle - the myPersonality app did not also collect the data of users' Facebook friends, otherwise the number of people put at risk would likely have been even worse.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has no plans as of now to face members of a British parliamentary committee probing the misuse of the firm's data its practice of collecting user information, the media reported. The growing use of social networking opened the door to the misuse of personal information via identity theft, cyberstalking, content-based image retrieval, privacy invasion, and more. The data of these users profiles was not only shared with the Cambridge researchers, the data was available to anyone wanting to access it.

While it's unclear whether Zuckerberg will appear before the United Kingdom government, either via video or in real life, MPs are studying Facebook's answers to their questions.

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