Facebook to United Kingdom parliament: no Zuckerberg for you

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower warns of 'new Cold War' online

Areas where Zuck & co failed to meet the committee's exacting standards included Cambridge Analytica, dark ads, Facebook Connect, data collection across the web and the firm's budgets for investigations.

Cambridge Analytica, which worked on President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, used data collected via an app developed by University of Cambridge psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan.

Facebook says it's now investigating the app, and if myPersonality refuses to cooperate or fails the audit, the company will ban it.

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.

All of this data was then scooped up and the names removed before it was put on a website to share with other researchers.

Besides being an academic project, myPersonality, like its personality quiz siblings, let commercial companies - or, at least, their researchers - get their hands on the data.

To inspect each app, Facebook's security teams are using a combination of remote interviews, information requests (RFIs) about what data an app-maker still has stored, and on-site inspections.

This, however, was not how the data was handled.

A report by the New Scientist reveals yet another leak that affects data of over 3 million users that was "left exposed online for anyone to access" for over four years!

Aside from the data set, the application was also able to collect information from around 22 million status updates from more than 150,000 users.

"We've received strong feedback from regulators and judicial systems outside of Europe that they want us to be directly responsive to them and not be required to go through Europe on data protection matters", Facebook said.

We would like the session here to take place by 24 May... The app is now under investigation for potentially having violated the platform's policies due to the language used in the app and on its website to describe its data-sharing practices.

After, another major social media outlet Twitter has now been caught up in the data scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, the British political consulting firm which collected the data of almost 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge and permission, according to a media report.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is investigating myPersonality.

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