• Marketers could harvest member data from closed Facebook groups as recently as June, report says

    2 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Facebook continues to struggle with keeping user info private after years of encouraging developers and marketers to scrape large amounts of data, as a new report shows. CNBC found that third parties could still get sensitive data on private groups, including group members' names, as recently as June. According to CNBC, a moderator of a priva...
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  • Report: SEC probes Facebook privacy issues

    Report: SEC probes Facebook privacy issues

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - A report says the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Facebook adequately warned its investors about privacy lapses involving the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica.
    The Wall Street Journal said Thursday that the SEC has requested information from Facebook on how much the company knew about Cambridge Analytica's use of user data. The report cited unnamed people familiar with the matter.
    Cambridge Analytica, which was affiliated with President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, got access to data on up to 87 million Facebook users.
    Both Facebook and...
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