Tag: Cambridge Analytica

Hackers broke into 50 mn users' accounts, says Facebook

Hackers broke into 50 mn users’ accounts, says Facebook

San Francisco: In the biggest-ever security breach after Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook on Friday admitted hackers broke into nearly 50 million users’ accounts by stealing their “access tokens” or digital keys. This allowed them to steal Facebook access tokens which they could then use to take over people’s accounts, Facebook[Read More…]

CBI writes to Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, GSR in data breach case

Cambridge Analytica is shutting down

London: Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy firm at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, is shutting down, media reported. The firm was accused of improperly obtaining personal information on behalf of political clients. According to Facebook, data of up to 87 million of its users were harvested by a[Read More…]

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Twitter also sold data to Cambridge Analytica researcher

London: After the Facebook data scandal, it has now come to notice that Twitter had also sold users’ data to a Cambridge Analytica researcher who gathered the data of nearly 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge, The Sunday Telegraph reported. According to the report, Twitter sold public data access in[Read More…]

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87mn people affected by Cambridge data breach: Facebook

San Francisco: Facebook has admitted that information of up to 87 million people, mostly in the US, may have been improperly shared with the British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica. In a press conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that they did not put out the 50 million number[Read More…]

CBI writes to Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, GSR in data breach case

Facebook users’ data still out in the wild: Report

London: Despite British consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica’s claim that it has deleted data of over 50 million Facebook users, portions of the data is still out in the wild, the media reported. According to a report in UK’s Channel 4 News, the cache of campaign data from a Cambridge Analytica[Read More…]

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