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Facebook shared data of 87 million with Cambridge Analytica

by Noti.Mexico

Mike Schroepfer, technical director of Facebook, said Wednesday that data from 87 million users were shared with Cambridge Analytica, a figure much higher than the 50 million estimated previously. "In total, we believe that the Facebook information of 87 million people (the majority in the United States) could have been shared... inappropriately with Cambridge Analytica." Mike Schroepfer, technical director of Facebook The social network, which has more than 2 billion users, has been involved in this scandal for more than two weeks. Cambridge Analytica recovered in 2014, through a psychological questionnaire answered by 270 thousand people, the data of 87 million users. At that time, the applications authorized by a person had access to the data of their friends, which explains the large number of affected. That allowed the British company to create an important database before being hired for the campaign of the current president of the United States, Donald Trump.

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