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562,455 Indian users among 87 million accounts accessed by Cambridge Analytica: Facebook

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Data belonging to over 562,455 Indian Facebook users may have been improperly accessed by British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, the social media giant has revealed.  This information came as part of the revelation that Cambridge Analytical had access to data from 87 million users, mostly from the US, around 37 million more than what had been reported earlier. “In total, we believe the Facebook information of up to 87 million people — mostly in the U.S. — may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica by apps that they or their friends used,” Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer wrote in a blog post. Facebook has noted that the 87 million number is their best estimate at the moment, so it would not be a surprise to see that number rise up. Over half a million Indians compromised The revelation that…

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