24-Apr-2018
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Facebook to tell users if their data was shared

New York, Apr 10: Social media giant Facebook will on Monday start alerting the 87 million users, including the 5,62,455 in India, whose data may have been compromised as the UK-based Cambridge Analytica pilfered them through an app.
 
The US-based company will send a detailed message at the top of users' news feed, offering information on apps they use and the information they have shared with those apps.
 
It will also tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, the data mining firm accused of harvesting personal information of millions of Facebook users.
 
Facebook users will also have the opportunity to use the link to delete apps and prevent them from collecting more information, CNN reported.
 
All 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a link to see what apps they use and what information they have shared with those apps. Facebook says the total number of potentially impacted users in India (5,62,455 people) is 0.6% of the global number.