Facebook announced today it suspended around 200 apps on suspicion of mishandling user data, as part of its post-Cambridge-Analytica investigations.
Vivaldi announced today that they will be removing Facebook as a default link in their browser's Speed Dial feature. Citing concerns about Facebook's mishandling of data and their lack of privacy protection, Vivaldi's CEO has decided that Facebook is not a platform they feel comfortable promoting.
Facebook revealed today that Cambridge Analytica accessed the personal information of more than 87 million users, and not 50 million, as it was initially reported.
Facebook has announced that they are shutting down access to the "Partner Categories" targeting feature for Facebook advertisers. Partner Categories is a product that allowed Facebook advertisers to directly target the social site's users based on data provided by third-party providers, rather than data compiled directly by Facebook.
In its first step to try and restore confidence in its platform after the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, Facebook has unveiled more organized privacy settings and a new data management tool called "Access Your Information".
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal, Facebook has announced important changes to its app platform, along with improvements to its official bug bounty program that will incentivize and reward security researchers for hunting down third-party Facebook apps that misuse user data.
UK authorities will seek a warrant to probe the computer systems of Cambridge Analytica, the company blamed for covertly siphoning the data of over 50 million Facebook users.
Facebook has confirmed over the weekend reports that an app made by a team of academics had collected vasts amounts of user data, who then shared this information with Cambridge Analytica —a commercial data analytics firm that allegedly used this info to target US voters in the 2016 Presidential election.