Was your Facebook data accessed by Cambridge Analytica?

If you’re one of the 87 million Facebook users who might have been involved in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, you’ll soon find out. Facebook will be sending all the implicated users – including 622,161 Canadians – a detailed message in their newsfeed. Over 70 million of these individuals are based in the United States.

If you don’t receive a specific message saying your data was accessed by Cambridge Analytica, Facebook still will be reaching out. According to CBC, “all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice titled ‘Protecting Your Information’ with a link to see what apps they use and what information they have shared with those apps. If they want, they can shut off apps individually or turn off third-party access to their apps completely.”

This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has testified before US Congress, answering some ever-present questions about what is considered to be the “worst privacy crisis in history.” Although the number currently stands at 87 million people implicated, whistleblower Christopher Wylie told NBC’s Meet the Press that the number could be even larger.

Source: cbc.ca – Facebook users can find out if they were part of privacy scandal
Published: April 9, 2018