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Anyone could download Cambridge researchers’ 4-million-user Facebook data set for years

A data set of more than 3 million users and a variety of their personal details collected by Cambridge researchers was available for anyone to download for some four years, [IF YOU ARE A STUDENT PLEASE HAVE YOU SUPERVISOR REQUEST ACCESS TO THE DATA FOR YOU.]. It’s likely only one of many places where such huge sets of personal data collected during a period of permissive Facebook access terms have been obtainable. The data were collected as part [...]

Australia latest to open probe into Facebook data scandal

Australia’s watchdog has opened an investigation into Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Yesterday revealed that more users than previously thought could have had their personal information passed to the company back in 2014 — saying could have had their data “improperly shared”, thereby confirming the testimony of ex-Cambridge Analytica employee, Chris Wylie, who last month told a UK parliamentary committee he believed that  Facebook users had had their information swiped. And while [...]