Facebook to start notifying users if Cambridge Analytica used their data

Facbook is starting to roll out some of the changes it talked about last week

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Facebook is adding a section to its service that will soon allow users to see if their data was scraped as part of the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

The social networking company claims that 622,161 Canadians had their Facebook data shared without their knowledge as part of Cambridge Analytica’s data harvesting.

All users will soon begin to see a section at the top of their news feed that advises them how to better protect their Facebook data, as well as a list that indicates which users were affected by the scandal.

“We have banned the website ‘This is Your Digital Life,’ which one of your friends used Facebook to log into. We did this because the website may have misused some of your Facebook information by sharing it with a company called Cambridge Analytica,” reads the excerpt on Facebook, as reported by CNBC.

On April 4th, Facebook began asking users for feedback on some of the social network’s new terms of service and in response will make privacy settings easier to access and understand.

On that same day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained to media during a conference call that Facebook plans to start taking a broader approach to the larger social responsibilities that come with running such a large social network.

Source: CNBC