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Facebook responds to government notice; data of 5 lakh users compromised
By By Surabhi Agarwal,
Economic Times
6 April, 2018


Facebook said over half a million people in India may have been affected by the illegal sharing of data mined through its platform by a Cambridge University researcher, whose application on the social network was downloaded by 335 users. 
On Thursday, the American company told the Union government that “a total of 562,455 people in India” were potentially affected by the unauthorised sharing of data mined by researcher Aleksandr Kogan, with UK-based Cambridge Analytica. 
The social media giant, which announced over half a dozen security features on Wednesday, said from April 9 it would provide users with a link where they can review the applications they use and the information shared. Facebook will also tell users if the .. 
“This is going to be a big year for elections ahead with the US midterms and elections in India, Brazil, Mexico, Pakistan, Hungary and others. This is going to be a major focus for us. We now have about 15,000 people working on security and content review and we’ll have more than 20,000 by the end of this year,” Zuckerberg told reporters during a conference call on Wednesday. 
Last month, the ministry of electronics and IT (MEITY) sought an explanation from both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica on whether the personal data of Indian voters and users had been compromised. 
“We confirm that we have received the response from Facebook and if they are admitting that data of around 500,000 people has been compromised then we will wait for the reply of Cambridge Analytica before taking a final step in this case,” a spokesperson for MEITY told 


Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/facebook-says-up-to-87-million-users-data-may-have-been-improperly-shared/articleshow/63621073.cms



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