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.
She will challenge Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, who is reportedly hoping to run for president in 2020. Her message also echoes the outsider, progressive message other candidates have invoked this year.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince is promoting himself as a social and an economic reformer, reinventing his kingdom for the modern era. Trump is touting close U.S. -Saudi ties during an Oval Office meeting with visiting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman .
As of now, India and Pakistan are ensuring that there is no further wear and tear in the bilateral ties in the next few weeks. The first note verbale was issued on May 18 2007 and the latest one was delivered only earlier this week.
Ancora Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Magellan Midstream Partners , L.P. (NYSE:MMP). Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company.
The state and the clinic must now provide "expedited briefings" to the court while it considers issuing a preliminary injunction. When it comes to determining the practicality of abortion, the deadline always has to do with fetal viability .
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.
Li, who maintained a low profile under Xi mainly looking after economy, was endorsed as premier for his second tenure. On Saturday, a key Xi ally, Wang Qishan, was appointed to the previously ceremonial post of vice president.
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.
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 .
Trump Orders Sanctions Against Venezuela's Crypto
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.
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.
Stenson holds Palmer lead as others superstars lurk
It all came unwound at the very end, but like last week's finish at the Valspar Championship, I'm not sure it matters. The third-round 69 breaks a small string of third-round improvement during Woods' three previous made cuts this year.
Israel Destroys Hamas Tunnel in Gaza
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 .