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There may be more Cambridge Analytica-sized leaks, says Facebook

Facebook updated its risk section as the company audits how outside developers use its social network and cuts off some access to data


Sarah Frier | Bloomberg
Facebook is on the hunt for other Cambridge Analytica-sized data leaks, and the company warned Thursday that users and investors might not like what it finds.

A few years ago, 270,000 people used a personality quiz app on the social network and shared information on their Facebook friends. That added up to as many as 87 million people. The data was later passed to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, without users’ consent. After public uproar, Facebook announced it would audit all popular apps from when its data rules were looser. 

Facebook said it expects to discover and announce more “instances of

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First Published: Apr 27 2018 | 10:55 PM IST

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