Facebook users who used the app shared information about their Facebook friends in the process, resulting in the data of people being collected. That’s precisely because they don’t have an account on the service, she said. In its response to the government earlier this month, Facebook said a total of 5,62,455 people were potentially affected in India.
“The sheer volume, magnitude, and frequency of Facebook’s controversies strongly suggests that the company’s whack-a-mole approach is insufficient – Facebook needs to institutionalise stronger risk oversight mechanisms”, Trillium said in a letter here to fellow Facebook shareholders. These fears were considerably more pronounced for Facebook than they were for Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube.
“If you aren’t a Facebook user, we can’t identify you based on this information, or use it to learn who you are”, the spokeswoman said.
Messages were left Sunday seeking comment about security from Google officials, who make the Android operating system.
Mark Zuckerberg also said in a press release, and during interviews that all of Facebook’s 2 billion users could have had personal information and online information used improperly and against company policy, but maintains that he is the best option the company has for a CEO.
The investigation will likely take a while to complete, but Therrien said he hopes to conclude it within the next year.
Phone number and email searches have been disabled, due to ‘abuse.’ According to the CTO, the firm believes ‘most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped in this way’.
Data consultancy Cambridge Analytica acquired Facebook users’ personal data through multiple quizes and questionnaires, including one called “sex compass”, a former employee told a UK Parliament committee on Tuesday. The social media platform’s stock value has dropped over $70 billion since the revelations were first published.
Brian Chen is the lead consumer technology writer for The New York Times. “And when we find them, we will ban them and tell everyone affected”, the ads stated. One of MindGeek’s properties, Pornhub, is one of the world’s most popular sites: At the time of writing its Alexa global ranking was 34 (number 16 in the US).