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Olivia Ford | 09 April, 2018, 01:22

Australia is investigating Facebook over alleged privacy breaches, authorities said Thursday, after the firm admitted the personal data of thousands of local users was improperly shared with a British political consultancy.

Cambridge Analytica has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. He says Cambridge Analytical was using your Facebook engagement history for the election.

Facebook's data policy - which was updated on Wednesday - states that it collects "the content, communications and other information you provide when you ... message or communicate with others". "With political ads based on their personality traits from clicking on certain items, liking certain items, other things they have clicks on via Facebook", Hudson said. The requirement for issue ads is new.

Facebook also announced that people who manage pages with large number of followers will need to be verified.

The two laws require companies get affirmative opt-in permission from every user for every piece of data any company keeps or processes.

The scandal comes amid growing concern in Europe about the use online companies make of their customers' personal data and the spread of "fake news" on the web. Hearings over the issue are scheduled in the USA, and the European Union is considering what actions to take against the company. "We made mistakes and I own them and they are on me", she told the FT. Do let us know in the comments section below.

"In that case, our systems detect that that's going on", Zuckerberg said during an interview with Vox.

Following the reveal, Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer has also outlined plans to restrict data access on the platform - affecting APIs such as Pages, Events, Groups, and Instagram Platforms.

"We have discussed this feature several times", Facebook said in a statement.

Privacy commissioners in B.C., and the United Kingdom had previously opened investigations into AggregateIQ over its alleged role in the 2016 Brexit campaign, which resulted in Britain's vote in favour of leaving the European Union. Legislators and policy makers are now calling for greater regulation of social media, which has helped knock nearly $US100 billion off the company's market value in the past three weeks. For one, Facebook executives took almost five days to respond to the Cambridge Analytica reports.

Whether an "unsend" feature for Facebook was good at all was hotly debated, as were the firm's ethics in manipulating users' private messaging threads without consent or disclosure.

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