The decision comes at a time when Facebook is embroiled in a scandal after reports that British data firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly gathered detailed Facebook information on 87 million users, up from a previous estimate of more than 50 million.
First off, there was no hack at all.
After clicking the help button, you will see a menu. Facebook has been allowing partners to pilfer not only users' personal information but that of all their contacts. So, everyone who used this app gave the writer of that app permission to get all the information that was "hacked".
"If I'm not a Facebook user, I ought to have a right to know what data Facebook has about me", Froomkin said.Читайте также: 'Swift professionalism': Pence praises Trump's Syria strike and thanks Canada for support
Aleksandr Kogan, the researcher at Cambridge University who wrote the This is Your Digital Life app and collected all that information out of Facebook legitimately, then sold that information to Cambridge Analytica. "This would apply to other services beyond Facebook because, as mentioned, it is standard to how the internet works". People should log in to Facebook to find out what it's "capturing" about them, he said.
Earlier, targeting business model of Facebook, Cambridge Analytica's former Vice President and former chief strategist of US President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon blamed the social media behemoth of trading data of its users.
For 689,000 users, they tweaked the algorithm running their news feeds so that it would display either slight more or slightly less status updates from friends that contained positive or negative words.
"I don't think people really understand what happened", he said. This is a way stronger test than saying that if you show someone an ad then they will vote for a Russian, without actually seeing if the person even voted at all, let alone for a Russian.
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