Now Facebook exposes psychological tests of 3 million

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by Congress over the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by Congress over the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Just how easy was gaining unauthorised access to the Facebook users' data?

In her letter, Stimson said that Facebook did not pass user information to Cambridge Analytica, although it did provide tools to a researcher who appeared to have shared the data with the consultancy.

Collins said: "Given that these were follow up questions to questions Schroepfer previously failed to answer, we expected both detail and data, and in a number of cases got excuses".

The committee said it plans to write again to address significant gaps in Facebook's answers in the coming days.

"The investigation process is in full swing", said an online statement from Facebook product partnerships vice-president Ime Archibong.

Six million people are thought to have completed tests set by the myPersonality Facebook app, with nearly half agreeing to share details from their Facebook profiles with the understanding that data collected would be distributed "in an anonymous manner such that the information can not be traced back to the individual user".

Aside from the data set, the application was also able to collect information from around 22 million status updates from more than 150,000 users. Whistleblower Christopher Wylie will testify at the hearing entitled "Cambridge Analytica and the Future of Data Privacy".

Comstock supports president on Iran nuclear deal pullout; Virginia senators dissent
Fourth, Trump's decision to renege on an worldwide agreement harms USA credibility and its relationship with other world powers. Inspectors from the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency have said Iran is in compliance with the accord.

Select committees rarely formally summon witnesses to appear, but did formally summon Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix after he refused to appear before the DCMS committee to clarify previous testimony.

He also questioned Zuckerberg's reluctance to appear before MPs, insisting that he should appear if he does truly recognise the seriousness of the issues.

Cambridge Analytica is embroiled in a scandal over its handling of Facebook user information, which affected millions of accounts on the social-networking platform.

While it's unclear whether Zuckerberg will appear before the United Kingdom government, either via video or in real life, MPs are studying Facebook's answers to their questions.

There were a couple of new insights, such as detail on the extent of Facebook data gathering across the net.

You can imagine what the biz will be saying about the MPs' response to today's 40-page reply.

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