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New elements of Facebook app developer probe emerge as US judge in Cambridge Analytica case mulls sanctions

By Mike Swift
  • 16 Sep 2022 22:38
  • 16 Sep 2022 23:07
Virtually every Facebook user prior to 2015 had their personal data shared with apps they didn’t download and had no direct relationship with, according to newly unredacted court documents detailing the findings of Facebook’s internal investigation following the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.
Excerpts of the “App Developer Investigation,” or ADI,

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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, 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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