Saturday, 22 September, 2018

The FBI is investigating the activities of the Cambridge Analytica

Answering questions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before members of the European Parliament to answer questions about the improper use of users data Cambridge Analytica whistleblower warns of 'new Cold War' online
Ray Hunter | 16 May, 2018, 15:04

It comes to notice that under the previous information outrage, the "myPersonality" test was utilized to gather different snippets of data about clients who participated in a psychological test on Facebook.

The company also said the apps would be subject to a more thorough investigation into how they handle user data. Given that these were follow up questions to questions Mr Schroepfer previously failed to answer, we expected both detail and data, and in a number of cases got excuses.

The committee said it plans to write again to address significant gaps in Facebook's answers in the coming days.

"We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible", Ime Archibong, Facebook's vice president of product partnerships, said in the announcement. According to New Scientist, data like people's names, ages, genders, and relationship status - and even some status updates - of 3 million people was stored insecurely on a website that wasn't protected properly. This month, Cambridge Analytica announced that it would shut down and declare bankruptcy, saying that negative press and cascading federal and state investigations had driven away customers and made it impossible for the firm to remain in business.

GSR developed a app that reportedly collected data from people who signed up to use the app as well as information from their Facebook friends, without the explicit approval of all involved.

Two birds one stone Zuckerberg is due to attend a tech summit in Paris hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron
Zuckerberg agrees to face EU Parliament over Facebook data use

On political advertising, dark ads and Cambridge Analytica, Facebook broadly failed to give the level of detail the committee clearly craved - repeatedly pointing instead to its new "view ads" tool and referring to previous evidence.

Facebook said that it recognised "the seriousness of these issues" and provided written answers to 39 questions posed by the MPs.

If Facebook finds evidence that these or other apps did misuse data, it will ban them and notify users via Help Centre on its website.

There appears to be no end to Facebook's privacy-related woes.

"We suspended the myPersonality app nearly a month ago because we believe that it may have violated Facebook's policies", Mr Archibong said on Monday in response to an AFP inquiry.

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Ms Markle's goddaughters, Remi Litt, six, and her elder sister, Rylan, seven, will also be joining the procession of bridesmaids. Ms Markle, 36, will not have a maid of honour as she wanted to avoid choosing just one of her closest friends.

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