Facebook has been embroiled in a bug scandal with irresponsible data sharing with Cambridge Analytica. This has resulted is suspensions of companies such as AggregateIQ and Cubeyou.
Facebook began on Monday alerting the 87 million users whose data may have been harvested by Cambridge Analytica. The company will to post a link at the top of users’ news feeds that will let them to see which apps are connected to their Facebook accounts and what information those apps are permitted to see.
“As part of this process we will also tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica,” the company said last week.
Facebook users will also have the opportunity to use the link to delete apps and prevent them from collecting more information.
The blog continues that 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.
In total, we believe the Facebook information of up to 87 million people — mostly in the US — may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.
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