Facebook has announced that it will be alerting a large number of accounts about the exposure of their data for exploitation by the British Cambridge Analtica, which estimates the number of accounts that have received data in a round about 87 million accounts, in order to be used in the analysis of the guidance and political declarations serving Current President Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election.
This message, as shown in the picture, will be on the News Feeds homepage and will explain to the user that his account has been exploited by some fraudulent applications including Cambridge Analystka and will be presented with steps to control the data it provides for third party applications and services to use from his account Profile on “Facebook”.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and director of Facebook, said that this huge number was not accurate but was reached after calculating the maximum number of friends that one user could include on his own account. The British company collected user data by relying on a psychological testing application that pulls data Users of their personal accounts in addition to withdrawing the accounts of their friends without their permission.
According to the TNW technical website, researcher Christopher Willie, who co-founded the British company and also revealed its secrets to the world, asserts that leaked data from American accounts may be stored in overseas servers around the world, especially in Russia, Kogan was constantly visiting Moscow continuously.
Zuckerberg is expected to appear before a US congressional committee to hear his testimony on the case on Wednesday.