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The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly launching an investigation into Facebook over whether it violated terms of consent after reports that a data firm took information from millions of profiles.
The investigation relates to whether Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica, the data firm used by the Trump campaign, to obtain some Facebook users’ personal data in violation of its policies.
On Friday, Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica after reports it had not fully deleted data it obtained from Cambridge University professor Aleksandr Kogan.
The professor reportedly took more than 50 million Facebook profiles from his app despite only 270,000 having given permission for their data to be harvested.
Source: FTC probing Facebook for use of personal data: report | TheHill
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