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OBAMA STAFFER ADMITS: FACEBOOK TOLD US THEY LET US IMPROPERLY TAKE USERS DATA

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OBAMA STAFFER ADMITS: FACEBOOK TOLD US THEY LET US IMPROPERLY TAKE USERS DATA

Facebook is portraying itself as shocked after a whistleblower is exposing just how easy the social network makes it for firms like his former employer, Cambridge Analytica, to take users' private data and exploit it in virtually unlimited ways.

But according to President Obama's former digital director, the social network told the campaign they knew its users' data were being improperly seized by the campaign in 2012, but they chose to look the other way because Facebook supports Obama. 

The Canadian born techie turned whistleblower, Christopher Wylie, said Cambridge Analytica, was able to create a personality profile users voluntarily took, but which inadvertently gave access to the quiz takers' entire social network. The survey that began with just 270,000 people ultimately ended up collecting data on more than 50 million people. 

Facebook says this mass collection of its users' data violated its terms and asked Cambridge Analytica to delete the data. However, Wylie told NBC, "Facebook never checked to make sure that happened." 

President Obama's 2012 campaign poineered the exploitation of Facebook to harvest its users personal information. 

https://news.grabien.com/story-obama-staffer-admits-facebook-told-us-they-let-us-improperly

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