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Facebook says most users affected by personal data scraping scheme

Thursday 5 April 2018 | 08:33 CET | News
Facebook has released further details on possible abuse of personal information on the social network, saying most users may have been affected by "malicious actors" scraping public profile information. In addition, the company said some 87 million people had been affected by Cambridge Analytica's improper use of personal data on Facebook users. 

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