Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Here's how to know if you were one of the 87 million Facebook users whose data was breached.

Were you one of the potentially 87 million Facebook users affected by the Cambridge Analyticadata incident? You’ll be able to find out soon enough.

On April 9, Facebook will provide a link at the top of News Feed. Click that link and you’ll see a comprehensive breakdown of which third-party apps you’re using, and what information has been shared with those apps. Through that link, you’ll also be able to find out if your information was shared with Cambridge Analytica, either because you used the app associated with the breach or one of your friends did.

Facebook announced this forthcoming function today as the company continues the complicated process of rebuilding trust with users. Last week, Facebook announced new privacy and data controls. This week, there’s a revamped data policy and terms of service, as well as new data restrictions. Here are the most important takeaways.

By Madeline Buxton.
Full story at Business Insider.

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