UK Authorities Raid Cambridge Analytica Office in London
- Author: Arturo Norris Mar 24, 2018,
Mar 24, 2018, 19:15
Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Oregon, and Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey, said, "The latest revelations regarding Facebook's use and security of user data raises many serious consumer protection concerns".
Social networking giant Facebook has been slapped with four legal lawsuits within a week amid claims that UK-based analytical firm Cambridge Analytica is accused of harvesting millions of users' data from Facebook.
The history: Aleksandr Kogan, a University of Cambridge professor, wanted to build a database of personality profiles and persuaded roughly 270,000 people to fill out a survey in an app installed in their Facebook accounts.
Clicking that link informs users that downloading that data could take considerable time, but Facebook will alert them via email once the copy is available.
According to the fake news, after you posted the BFF word and if it turns green in colour, your account has not been hacked and not one of the millions of customers' data that has been compromised in Facebook- Cambridge Analytica scandal.
It stems from claims over the harvesting of personal data - and whether it was used during Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign or the Brexit referendum. Ed Markey on Facebook wrote: "You need to come to Congress and testify to this under oath". The group indicated that it would also explore "broader questions" of Facebook's policies at the time it was launched and what it plans to do with user information in the future.
"While we are deleting this information, it is inaccessible to other people using Facebook", the company says in its Help Center page. He promised that Facebook will investigate every application that has accessed large amounts of data at the leading social network, and do full forensic audits if anything looks suspicious.
Facebook said it is changing the login process in a way that will reduce the data that an app can seek. The data was used to examine whether social class plays an important role in worldwide friendships.
Authorities in both the USA and the United Kingdom are investigating both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.
"We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you", he said.
Sandberg also had a message for her Wall Street viewers, whose increasingly negative outlook on the company had erased $50 billion in market value earlier in the week. "We work with lawmakers all over the world".
Both Cambridge Analytica and Facebook deny any wrongdoing. "I'm happy to if it's the right thing to do", Zuckerberg said.