Facebook says 'most people' likely had their data scraped from its platform

Facebook has announced a sweeping overhaul of its data collection rules, and revealed that most people's accounts were likely targets of "scraping" by malicious actors.Mike Schroepfer, chief technology officer, on Wednesday published a blog post outlining nine areas where Facebook would focus on tightening up data protection. The new data rules come as Facebook is dealing with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica data leak, in which the third-party developer reportedly misused data on 50 million Facebook users in its work to influence U.S. elections and the U.K. Brexit referendum.On Wednesday, Schroepfer said the company now believes Cambridge Analytica may have actually improperly received data not on 50 million users, but 87 million. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

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