Facebook recently made headlines after news broke that the UK-based firm Cambridge Analytica had used a quiz app to gain unauthorised access to millions of user information. This latest Facebook data mining scandal has many calling for greater accountability and for high ranking officials to take the necessary measures towards greater data security.
What exactly happened with the Facebook data mining scandal?
Before we go any further, it’s important to point out that this is not at all a fringe event – this happens all the time and Cambridge Analytica is not the only company to exploit this. In fact, a few years ago, Sandy Parakilas, a platform operations manager at Facebook who had the difficult job of monitoring and policing data breaches by third-party software developers, warned the company about such risks
Who exactly was impacted?
What’s unique about this particular breach of data was that the Facebook data mining scandal did not just impact the users who took the quiz,continue reading →