The Cambridge Analytica controversy comes back to Facebook

Facebook user data is shared with third-party developers even when users do not use the application for 90 days.

On July 1, Facebook said the company had shared user data with thousands of developers even after access expired. This means that application developers can use personal data when users do not allow it.

The planet’s largest social network says it is troubleshooting. It is estimated that more than 5,000 developers are still receiving unauthorized user data.

Facebook says it is investigating the use of user data through this deadline. However, the Facebook representative said that there was no evidence of data used for malicious purposes.

In the previous scandal, Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based political consulting firm, used data from 87 million unauthorized users. Facebook was fined $ 5 billion by the U.S. Trade Commission, a record fine for a company.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal forced Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO, to apologize. “We are responsible for protecting your data. If we do not do that, we are not worthy of serving you,” Mark Zuckerberg told CNET.

In 2018, Facebook announced that developers would not be able to access personal data when users did not use the application for 90 days. The data shared for the developer includes email, birthday, friends list, location. This information will be shared to log third-party applications.

Source: CNET

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