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Facebook shared 'tons' of user data, US judge says in hearing on Cambridge Analytica case

By Mike Swift
  • 26 Jul 2022 23:55
  • 27 Jul 2022 00:41
Meta Platforms will get another chance to scuttle claims it illegally shared user data with app developers on the Facebook platform, a US judge said today, but he didn’t give the social media giant much hope that he'll rule in its favor.

During a virtual hearing from San Francisco, US District Judge Vince

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent


Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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