Details of three million users, Facebook hit the net media

Данные трех миллионов пользователей Facebook попали в сеть - СМИ

Academics of the University of Cambridge stored test data on the site “insufficient precautions” for four years.

The personal data of more than three million users of Facebook who were using the social network tests application myPersonality, it was in free access. According to the publication New Scientist, the results of psychological tests myPersonality was used by the academics of the University of Cambridge who had it stored this data on the website with “insufficient precautions” for four years.

The program also collected information on the status 22 million Facebook users and demographic data of 4 million users. She warned customers that can use the information “anonymous”, but did not take enough precautions to hide the user names, the newspaper notes.

Facebook last week removed the myPersonality with his platform and stated that it is in respect of the application the test due to possible violations of the rules of the social network. The UK has started its own investigation.

Previously, Facebook has dismissed his employee, who boasted of having access to your personal information.

 

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