Facebook’s Role in Data Misuse Sets Off Storms on Two Continents | The New York Times


"The data was obtained in 2014, when Cambridge Analytica, through an outside researcher, paid users small sums to take a personality quiz and download an app, which would scrape some private information from their profiles and from those of their friends — activity that Facebook permitted at the time. The approach was based on a technique pioneered at Cambridge University by data scientists who claimed it could reveal more about a person than even their parents or romantic partners knew."

If you’re wondering how to continue to enjoy Facebook yet maintain some semblance of privacy, Wired's Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy is a good start.


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