Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Facebook data leak exposed 'intimate' details of three million users.

'myPersonality' app stored data on unsecured website for four years.

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT things couldn't get any worse for Facebook, it's been revealed that another rogue app exposed the "intimate" details of three million users.

New Scientist has the scoop and reports that personality quiz app 'myPersonality', developed by Cambridge University academics, distributed user responses to researchers at companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo using an unsecured website.

A password and username granting access to the data - which was controlled by David Stillwell and Michal Kosinski at the University Psychometrics Centre - had been sitting on GitHub, publicly available, for the past four years.

By Carly Page.
Full story at The Inquirer.

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