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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Facebook Now Says Most of its 2 Billion Users may have had Their Personal Data Scraped

Facebook revealed Wednesday that “malicious actors” had scraped the personal data of most of its users by using a search feature to find their profile pages. The company also revealed that the Cambridge Analytica data leak was potentially much bigger than first estimated; the data firm may have gotten access to the data on up to 87 million users.

“It is reasonable to expect that if you’ve had that setting on in the last several years that someone has accessed your information,” company CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on a conference call with journalists.

Details may be found in an article by Troy Wolverton in the Business Insider web site at:

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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