In this article, we discuss Facebook data controversy.
After Cambridge analytical, Facebook seems to stick in controversy once again. According to a report, a quiz app misused the data of 12 million (120 million) Facebook users.
A hacker disclosed this after getting information from Nametests.com (Nomestst.com). Actually, it is a Personality Quiz App, which is sharing its deposit data with other companies for the last two years (2016).
Facebook data controversy
Hackers tracked data theft
Nametest is actually a German company associate who works for making quizzes, game, and apps for Facebook. While giving information about the incident.
The hacker said, “Facebook had announced the reward on April 10 on the information related to the misuse of the data, after which I started searching for such data and then I In (quiz app) I found out. ‘ This quiz app comes in German company Social Sweetheart which is, ‘Which Disney character do you look like?’ Like quizzes works.
Hacker told Facebook in April
Hacker informs Facebook about this data leak in its mission program in April itself, but this app was not removed even after a month had passed. Facebook took another month to resolve this susceptible issue.
Know that quiz is a very popular app, even for Facebook users. Hacker took a quiz from nametests.com and then found out that the company shared that data with any third company.
The company denied data leak
Social Sweethearts’ Data Protection Officer says, “The matter thoroughly investigated. None of the evidence has found in the investigation so that it can understand to know that the personal information of the users shares with any third party nor any facts of the misuse of the users’ data.
Still, the data security on social sweethearts has taken very seriously and in the future, the company is currently working on several measures to avoid such incidents.
Facebook Clear that
On the other hand, Facebook said that they saw this matter very closely. Facebook says, “We drawn our attention to this issue with nametests.com, as a bounty program launch in April, which was initiated to encourage the security of Facebook data. After this, we worked with Namestes.com on their websites to resolve the issue, which completes in June.
Cambridge analytical controversy
Even before that, Facebook has caught in a controversy over data scandal, after which company CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to apologize publicly.
It is noteworthy that 80 million Facebook users of UK’s political consulting firm Cambridge analytical accused of sharing data.
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