This points to a major loophole in Facebook's API, which allows third-party developers to collect data not just from the users of the Facebook app, but also from that user's friends network on the social media platform.
This is after the social media giant came under fire this week following reports that it gave access to data of over 50 million users to British firm Cambridge Analytica. In his recent tweet, Acton says "It is time #deletefacebook". WhatsApp co-founder, Jan Koum, continues to run the company and sits on Facebook's board. With the Anton then chose to invest $50 million into Signal Foundation, a non-profit organization and direct alternative to WhatsApp.
They did this by creating a quiz that was taken by 270,000 Facebook users.
The scandal has been growing since Friday night, when Facebook said it had suspended the accounts of data firm Cambridge Analytica, its parent company, psychology professor at the University of Cambridge named Dr. Aleksandr Kogan and whistleblower Christopher Wylie. According to reports by the Observer and New York Times, Cambridge Analytica illegally used the personal information obtained via Facebook to profile and target voters with political advertisements. Kogan violated the Facebook policy by selling the data as the app was not allowed to use the data for commercial purposes.
He further claimed that Facebook felt like it was better not to know what happened with the data as it was in a stronger legal position if it didn't know about the abuse that was happening.
Currently, India accounts for over 10 per cent of Uber's global trips. "The companies have even reduced the rate per km to Rs 6". The drivers have been demanding that the cab aggregators take notice of their falling returns.
Mnuchin met with other finance ministers on Monday at the G20 conference in Buenos Aires to discuss the situation in Venezuela . The country holds a " petro " cryptocurrency that is even controversial within its own countries' government.
Israeli forces on Sunday knocked out a tunnel in the Gaza Strip dug allegedly to mount cross-border attacks, the military said. Israel's Shin Bet security service said he had spent time in prison for security offenses and was released past year .
President Trump told the firefighters he's getting a "big response" in Congress for his 3-part plan to end the drug epidemic. Drug-related murder is already a capital offence in the United States, but no one has ever been executed using those rules.
The 4th District centered on Montgomery County, also in the suburbs outside Philadelphia, could also be competitive, Madonna said. Looking for news you can trust? The state is projected to lose one congressional seat in that remapping.
File image of Mohamed Salah . "You know when you are walking out there are so many goals out there for you". Roberto Firmino has 23 goals in all competitions, with 14 of those coming in the Premier League .
Winds will peak on Wednesday , with gusts to 40+ miles per hour across interior NJ and 50+ miles per hour along the coast. Snow tends to accumulate faster in rural areas and higher elevations than in urban areas and lower elevations.
RBC Capital Markets upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) on Wednesday, January 31 to "Outperform" rating. BidaskClub lowered Express Scripts from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th.
Former NFLers involved in league to rival XFL
One difference between Allliance games and the National Football League is that kickoffs will be eliminated, NBC Sports said. Live fantasy play will be integrated into app broadcasts to tap into the 20 million people who now play fantasy football.
Stranger Things Child Stars Are Making 12x More Now
Meanwhile, actors Natalia Dyer , Charlie Heaton and Joe Keery , who play older teenagers, will make $150,000 an episode. And now the company is shelling out big bucks to the show's stars for a third season that starts filming next month.
A Self-Driving Uber Hit and Killed a Woman in Arizona
Authorities have not yet released the victim's identity and her next of kin has not yet been notified, the Temple PD said. Uber was only using autonomous vehicles as part of its regular passenger service in Pittsburgh and Tempe .
Joe's student goes missing in Bermuda
The tournament reportedly was offering a $1,000 reward for information on Dombroski's location, according to NBC Philadelphia . A Philadelphia college freshman went missing in Bermuda last weekend while traveling with his school rugby team.
Jim Carrey Shares 'Monstrous' Painting of Sarah Sanders
After stepping away from acting for the most part over the past few years, Jim Carrey has turned to another creative outlet. After sharing the sketch online, Carrey was met by a backlash from right-wing figures on both social media and Fox News.
Nerve agent planted in luggage of Russian agent's daughter
Britain and its western allies are blaming Russian Federation , but Mr Logvinov questioned what possible motive Moscow could have. Responding, Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the accusations were " shocking and unforgivable ".