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CBI registers case against Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research for illegal data harvesting

The CBI has booked UK-based Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research Ltd for illegally harvesting data of Facebook users in India for commercial purposes.

published on : 22nd January 2021

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

Facebook data leak: Indian government to wait for Cambridge ​Analytica's reply before action 

Analytica has been accused of harvesting personal information of over millions of Facebook users illegally to influence polls in several countries.

published on : 5th April 2018

Over 5 lakh Indian users' data shared with Cambridge Analytica: Facebook

In a blog post, Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer at Facebook, showed country-specific break-up of people affected by the data breach.

published on : 5th April 2018

Data of up to 87 million Facebook users shared with UK firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook's chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer made the announcement in a statement announcing the implementation of new privacy tools for users of the huge social network.

published on : 5th April 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress on April 11

Facebook is battling a firestorm following revelations that Cambridge Analytica obtained the data of its 50 million users to manipulate US voters in the 2016 presidential election.

published on : 4th April 2018

Amidst Cambridge Analytica row, Facebook launches bulk third-party app removal tool

The bulk removal tool will make it much easier for users to take control of their data and protect their identity.

published on : 4th April 2018
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