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Facebook suspends Canadian data analytics firm over data scandal

08 April 2018

Some have attempted to blame Facebook's users, claiming they knowingly used the platform and willfully handed over their personal data.

Not to mention its seeming inability to even identify the problem until the company was already embroiled in scandal. Techcrunch reported that Facebook had removed messages from Mark Zuckerberg and other top executives at the company that was sent on Messenger. According to VT, a data protection attorney named David Barda estimated that Facebook users would be more likely to get $700 each, not $17,500, and only if they could prove the distress caused by the data breach.

The only way to be safe would have been for users to deliberately turn off that search feature several years ago. Privacy concerns related to the company are at an all-time high, and news that Facebook is interested in patient data - to match with existing data - isn't helping. "That, to me, was the failure".

Facebook says it is looking into whether the data that Cambridge Analytica acquired improperly from as many as 87 million people - 1 million of them in the United Kingdom - ended up with Aggregate IQ.

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- These measures will come into effect over the next few weeks, but one wonders whether they'll be enough to win back users' confidence.

Let's face it, though, Facebook is under extreme scrutiny by users and government alike.

Laura Ullman, spokeswoman for the campaign, said the group was concerned about data privacy and how the company had been regulated.

The global group of campaigners is asking people to take part in a day of online protest by refusing to use Facebook's platforms and apps, including Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram, for 24 hours.

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In his call with reporters Wednesday, Zuckerberg said the company had tried "rate limiting" the searches. But as the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, the project was unsurprisingly put on hold.

AggregateIQ was not immediately available for a comment.

In his Vox interview, Zuckerberg said the tools helped to prevent warring Muslim and Buddhist factions in Myanmar from communicating through the app. But Zuckerberg said the scrapers circumvented that defense by cycling through multiple IP addresses. It also makes you wonder, if journalists hadn't caught onto this story, would Facebook ever have made this unsend feature public? That includes full name, profile picture and listings of school or workplace networks. We started testing the authorisation process this week, and people will begin seeing the label and additional information in the United States later this spring, it said. It said that it is investigating apps that have access to large amounts of information and will be conducting audits of apps that have suspicious activity. The firm denies that, saying it licensed data for no more than 30 million - and none of it was used in the work it did on the 2016 USA presidential election. The company says the "unsend" option has been planned for a while, but the timing of the development brings that into question.

Facebook has said in a statement that it suspended AggregateIQ (AIQ), a Canadian data analytics firm, from its platform on suspicion of the company's involvement in the Cambridge Analytica (CA) data abuse scandal.

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Facebook suspends Canadian data analytics firm over data scandal