Facebook withdraws opposition to US Consumer Privacy Act

Facebook withdraws opposition to US Consumer Privacy Act

"This program is to encourage and reward people for helping Facebook identify and stop anyone involved in this practice".

Earlier, Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower who blew the lid off the Facebook - Cambridge Analytica data breach, has said that he has seen a table from Kogan that included private messages. Meanwhile, 78 Facebook users in Nigeria installed the app on their phone.

On Friday, Jourova said that Facebook was "working on an audit of other possibly risky apps now".

"We heard feedback from thousands of parents and they want control over their communication with kids", Zuckerberg said. Facebook has claimed that in total 87 million users could have been affected but also recently revealed that all of the sites 2 billion users may have been targeted by "malicious actors".

Those who accessed the app, did not only put their personal data in jeopardy, but also the data of all their Facebook friends. Dude survived over 10 hours of Congress grilling him on the Cambridge Analytica scandal that has rocked the world. Facebook's users in America have fallen out of love with Facebook in a huge number and the survey says that over 9% of them have already deleted their accounts.

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Companies that scrape data, anyone who uses malware to get people to install apps, social engineering projects and non-Facebook cases on its other platforms like Instagram are not eligible.

Although, at this point, we have no confirmation on whether these private messages were handed over to Cambridge Analytica or that they were used for psychological profiling of users.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the investigation. Facebook plans to look into whether Cubeyou collected data for academic purposes and then used it commercially, following a partnership with Cambridge University in the UK.

Testifying before the US Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly acknowledged that he made a lot of mistakes while running the social media platform and that Facebook will do its best to protect the integrity of elections in countries like India, Brazil, Mexico and Pakistan. "If we confirm data abuse, we will shut down the offending app and take legal action against the company selling or buying the data, if necessary".

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