Facebook suspends controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "Facebook allegedly offered advertisers special access to users data and activities, according to documents released by British lawmakers...

    A key British lawmaker alleged Wednesday that Facebook maintained “whitelisting agreements” that gave select companies preferential access to valuable user data, echoing a key claim from an app developer that has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the social network in a California court...

    'Facebook have clearly entered into whitelisting agreements with certain companies, which meant that after the platform changes in 2014/15 they maintained full access to friends data. It is not clear that there was any user consent for this, nor how Facebook decided which companies should be whitelisted or not.'...

    Facebook, which has long said it does not sell user data, did not immediately reply to requests for comment..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...-by-british-lawmakers/?utm_term=.0efcebe6d23f
     
  2. stapp

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46456695
     
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    Zuckerberg Defends Facebook in New Data Breach Controversy
     
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    How the star of Sheryl Sandberg dimmed
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