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Inside the Facebook Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

The Facebook Cambridge Analytica data scandal has garnered attention worldwide for helping to spotlight a very real problem with data privacy on the Internet. CPO Magazine will be providing ongoing coverage as we believe this to be a pivotal moment which will shape the future of how tech companies use consumer data.

How Facebook Ignored Security Warnings for 3 Years

The average social media user would be forgiven for thinking that Facebook’s data scandal had come seemingly out of nowhere. There were security warnings from industry experts dating as far back as 2013. Using one of the APIs, a loophole reported in 2015 allows hackers to gather millions of personal data from Facebook.

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