The company also released confidential agreements signed with Cambridge academic Aleksandr Kogan and whistle-blower Christopher Wylie, requiring the deletion of Facebook users' data gathered by Dr Kogan's company GSR. The U.K. Commissioner's Office has ordered the company to release all personal information and data it has on an American voting, which could open the floodgates for millions of US voters to request their data back from the firm, according to The Guardian. Their conscientiousness, agreeableness and neurotic-ism are forthright for anybody.
However, over 280 people had access to the data through a collaborative website, which was so poorly protected that its password could be found within a minute of an online search, according to New Scientist's report. The data came from another online personality quiz called myPersonality which had over 6 million participants.
The whole access-fiasco has been under the control of David Stillwell and Michal Kosinski at the University Psychometrics Centre. The login credentials for the website where the data was stored was available on GitHub for four years for anyone to download.
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Facebook's 18-page letter to the DCMS says that the first time Zuckerberg heard about the allegations that Cambridge Analytica had not deleted data harvested from Facebook users was in March 2018 - "when these issues were raised in the media".
Cambridge Analytica is at the heart of a scandal that's stirred up two national governments and the world's largest social network. For those unaware, in 2014, Facebook had changed its policies to no longer allow developers accessibility to information of their app users' friends.
Earlier this month, Cambridge Analytica announced it would shut down and declare bankruptcy, saying that negative press and cascading federal and state investigations had driven away customers and made it impossible for the firm to remain in business.
"The investigation process is in full swing", said an online statement from Facebook product partnerships vice-president Ime Archibong.