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16 May 2018, 02:50 | Hattie Nash
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower warns of 'new Cold War' online
GSR developed a app that reportedly collected data from people who signed up to use the app as well as information from their Facebook friends, without the explicit approval of all involved.
That catastrophic blunder impacted around 87 million people, who are thought to have had their data secretly shared by a rogue app created by UK-based academic Aleksandr Kogan. The data allegedly includes information like age, gender, and relationship status of 4.3 million people.
The whole access-fiasco has been under the control of David Stillwell and Michal Kosinski at the University Psychometrics Centre.
The University of Cambridge has chastised the application when New Scientist made a point of enlightening the academic body, with the Information Commissioner's Office stating that the data harvesting practices "did not go through our ethical approval process".
A username and password was required to access the data online, but New Scientist reported that finding a valid username and password online was easy and could be done in "a single web search". Reports now claim that "myPersonality" lost its objective of being just an academic project and instead dealt with commercial companies too.
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Hulu probably should have picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine like they did The Mindy Project a few years ago. But Fox was aware others were interested in the show and is "happy" it found a home on NBC , she said.
On May 1, the United Kingdom threatened Zuckerberg with a formal summons if he were to set foot on United Kingdom soil, in an attempt to get Facebook's CEO to personally testify about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
"To date, thousands of apps have been investigated and around 200 have been suspended - pending a thorough investigation into whether they did in fact misuse any data", the executive noted.
Facebook announced Monday that, as part of its investigation following the Cambridge Analytica revelation, "around 200" apps were suspended and would be thoroughly investigated.
Facebook already suspended myPersonality from the social networking site last month, saying the application is already under investigation for potentially violating their policies. However, this is yet another reminder that when you agree to sharing your data with one app, it is going to be mass circulated, ending up online.
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