Facebook to contact 87 million users affected by data breach

Facebook to contact 87 million users affected by data breach
Facebook to contact 87 million users affected by data breach

Facebook said it would send an alert to 87 million users affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which obtained user data from Facebook.

The echoes of the scandal over the past weeks led to the recall of the US Congress to Mark Zuckerberg, the company's executive director, to testify this week to explain the company's role in allowing Cambridge Analytica to collect personal data about users.

Preliminary estimates indicate that 87 million users are affected by the leaks. This figure is expected to increase significantly, according to Zuckerberg, as it is linked to the number of friends of users of the application used to obtain personal data.

Christopher Wylie agrees with Zuckerberg where he worked with the company that collected the data and says it is stocked in Russia. While the company recognizes that it has personal data about 30 million users only.

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