Cambridge Analytica

Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review

Facebook said it would begin reviewing all apps on the platform to determine how they used data and if they respect its privacy rules.

published on : 21st September 2019

Twitter apologises after admitting to user data leak

According to a blog-post published by Twitter on Tuesday, the user information that may have been shared without people's permission include country code, details of users' engagement with the ad.

published on : 7th August 2019

US trade commission sues Cambridge Analytica for duping Facebook users

The USD 5 billion penalty against Facebook is the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers' privacy.

published on : 25th July 2019

US slaps USD 5 billion fine, curbs on Facebook in privacy probe

The Federal Trade Commission said the penalty was the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers' privacy.

published on : 24th July 2019

Italy fines Facebook over Cambridge Analytica case

The same consultancy worked on both the Leave campaign in the UK's Brexit referendum of 2016 and on Donald Trump's election campaign in the same year.

published on : 28th June 2019

Facebook admits phone numbers may be used to target ads

Facebook is grappling with the worst crisis in its history, vilified for not more zealously guarding the information that users share.

published on : 28th September 2018

UK lawmaker says fine imposed on Facebook over user privacy

Facebook has been under fire ever since allegations surfaced that London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica used data from tens of millions of Facebook accounts. 

published on : 11th July 2018

Facebook has a dedicated counter-terrorism team: CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg was asked questions related to how Facebook was planning to tackle on the opioid crisis, data protection, targeted ad system and curbing of terrorist and malicious activities.

published on : 12th April 2018

Facebook sends privacy alerts to users affected by Cambridge Analytica scandal

The notice says the app misused the information, including public profile, page likes, birthday and current city, by sharing it with the political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica.

published on : 11th April 2018

Facebook to tell 87 million users including Indians, if their data was shared with CA 

Under fire globally for allowing the data breach, social media giant Facebook will today start alerting the 87 million users, including 562,455 in India, whose data may have been compromised.

published on : 9th April 2018

Ex-Cambridge Analytica employee to cooperate with DOJ probe

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie he will cooperate with a Justice Department investigation.

published on : 9th April 2018

Facebook suspends Canadian firm amid data mining scandal

Facebook says it has suspended a Canadian political consulting firm amid media reports it had ties to Cambridge Analytica.

published on : 9th April 2018

Facebook 'secretly' deleted Mark Zuckerberg's posts from recipients' inboxes: Report

Currently, users can only delete messages from their own inboxes which will still show up in the recipient's thread. 

published on : 6th April 2018

Up to 2.7 million Europeans affected by Facebook data scandal: EU

The EU wrote to Facebook last week to ask how many Europeans were affected by the growing scandal over the harvesting of personal data shared with Cambridge Analytica.

published on : 6th April 2018
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