Facebook will alert users if their data was shared in scandal

Up to 87M affected in Facebook scandal

"What we didn't do is the next step of an audit and we're trying to that now", she said. Those ads targeted Facebook users on hot-button subjects including gun rights, gay rights, religion and presidential candidates Trump and Hillary Clinton.

In a separate interview with Bloomberg TV, Sandberg said the company was also "systematically looking at all the ways Facebook data is used".

As the controversy grew this week, Buzzfeed's Alex Kantrowitz asked Zuckerberg about Facebook's profit-making endeavors at a press meeting on Thursday. However, a final call in the matter will be taken only after Cambridge Analytica sends its response. It is learnt that Cambridge Analytics sought more time to reply to the government notice.

The news is just the latest in a continuing stream of alarming revelations about Facebook's handling of users' personal information which has been top of the news agenda since it emerged that Cambridge Analytica accessed detailed information about millions of Facebook users' without the users' permission.

Britain's data privacy regulator said today it was investigating 30 organisations including Facebook over their use of personal data and analytics in political campaigning.

Facebook's been dishing up its appeasement banquet for a few weeks, ever since whistleblowers started telling the tale of "utterly horrifying" data harvesting that's been routine at the platform. "This yields a total of 562,455 potentially affected people in India, which is 0.6% of the global number of potentially affected people", Facebook spokesperson added.

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie has said that at least 50 million accounts were compromised after users took a personality quiz that then collected data from users and their friends.

According to Facebook's most recent numbers, as many as 87 million Americans may have had their data obtained by the firm without their knowledge or consent.

Facebook says up to 2.7 million Facebook users in the European Union have been affected by the data privacy scandal, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Friday.

Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we've seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped in this way.

Lara concluded that it's not only a legal question but it's also about having access to the tools that can trace personal data on the world wide web, which is "extremely complicated". Facebook confirmed the bulk removal option to TechCrunch after The Next Web's Matt Navarra publicly commented on the policy change on Twitter.

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