Million Facebook Users' Data Exposed by Personality Quiz

15 May, 2018, 22:48 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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The letter also included answers to the 39 questions the committee posed in its last letter, which included inquiries about Aleksandr Kogan's non-disclosure agreement, who's leading the Cambridge Analytica investigation, the storage of non-Facebook users' data and how many websites host Facebook Like buttons and Pixels.

For instance, Facebook said that "due to system changes" it didn't have any records on enforcement action taken against apps between 2011 and 2014 - the latter being the year that Facebook announced plans to stop devs slurping data on users' friends. That said, the myPersonality Facebook app did actually scrub your name off before exposing your personal data online.

But that app was clearly not alone in accessing users' private information, as Facebook product partnerships vice-president Ime Archibong said the company had already identified more suspect creations using its platform.

Mark Zuckerberg has once again rejected the advances of the United Kingdom parliamentary committee that are probing the misuse of Facebook data and how the firm slurps user info.

The company says that it's canvased thousands of apps so far.

"It will show people if they or their friends installed an app that misused data before 2015 - just as we did for Cambridge Analytica", Archibong said.

Take the 2017/18 Premier League end of season quiz
On 26th May, the Reds will fight for glory against Real Madrid, who have got the coveted title three out of the last four times. One, maybe two (signings)."The Spaniard confirmed he wants forwards Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling to stay at the club".

Facebook is suspending about 200 apps it believes may have misused data.

Outside of that key 200 figure, Facebook's revelations leave a lot of important details out.

While Facebook did not mention the 200 suspended apps in question, there is also no clarity as to how long will the investigation take. Where we find evidence that these or other apps did misuse data, we will ban them and notify people via this website.

Cambridge Analytica affected 87 million users.

On Reddit, readers are condemning IBM for sending more than 100 executives to Capitol Hill this week in an effort to prevent US policy makers from copying GDPR, Europe's new privacy standards, which give citizens the right to access their personal data and learn how it's being used, prevents companies from processing personal data unless users give explicit consent, and requires them to adopt privacy by design principles, among other restrictions. Ideally, Facebook's in-person inspections of these hundreds of app-makers will turn up the truth sooner rather than later.

The "myPersonality" quiz is the app in question this time round: a questionnaire that asked people about highly personal matters, including the results of psychological tests, reports New Scientist.

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