Mar 26, 2018

Facebook faces Federal Trade Commission privacy inquiry

The US Federal Trade Commission is to investigate Facebook over how data on millions of users was grabbed by Cambridge Analytica. Facebook is required by law to notify users and get their permission before data is shared beyond their preferred privacy settings. People completed the quiz, the app was able to exploit the way Facebook held data to get at information about millions more. Facebook is also facing a probe by UK data protection regulators and the European Commission. In the ads, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said the company could have done more to stop the data on millions of users going astray.

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