Facebook notifies users who have leaked data

Facebook notifies users who have leaked data

Facebook notifies users who have leaked data

Nearly half a million Facebook users in Brazil had their data collected and reported irregularly to the UK-based digital marketing and consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.The platform announced that it would send on Monday (9) message to Internet users involved in the leak with information about what happened.According to Facebook's press office in Brazil, people whose data have been leaked will receive a newsfeed message containing a link where they can know what information has been collected and how it was used.LeakingThe data was leaked to Cambridge Analytica by a developer who used a personality test application to access the data.This information would have been used by the British consultancy to influence elections in several countries.Reports published in the New York Times, The Guardian, and Channel 4 (UK) newspapers in March prompted a former employee to report how the data was worked by the firm to influence elections, in particular the 2016 United States electi...


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