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Cambridge Analytica Accessed Data on 87M Users

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Political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica accessed personal data on 87 million people in 2014, according to a Facebook executive. Earlier reports had said that the company accessed info on 50 million users of the social network. In a post, Mike Schroepfer, chief technology officer of the social network, said: “We believe the Facebook information of up to 87 million …

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Drupal Alerts Users to Download Patch to Fix Security Flaw

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Open-source CMS Drupal has advised users to upgrade to the latest version of Drupal 7 and 8 to prevent a bug from affecting sites using the content management software. “A remote code execution vulnerability exists within multiple subsystems of Drupal 7.x and 8.x. This potentially allows attackers to exploit multiple attack vectors on a Drupal site, which could result in …

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Mozilla Pauses Advertising on Facebook

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In the wake of the privacy breach controversy involving Facebook and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, Mozilla has suspended advertising on the social network, citing data privacy concerns. In a post on Medium, Mozilla chief business and legal officer Denelle Dixon said: “We understand that Facebook took steps to limit developer access to friends’ data beginning in 2014. This was …

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