More than 87 million Facebook users’ data stolen, claims ex-Cambridge Analytica employee

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LONDON: A former Cambridge Analytica employee has claimed that the number of Facebook users whose data must have been compromised by her firm may go beyond 87 million, in a testimony before a parliamentary committee in the United Kingdom.

According to a Guardian report, Brittany Kaiser told the parliamentary committee on Tuesday that Cambridge Analytica had a suite of personality quizzes designed to extract personal data from the social network.

Kaiser, testifying before the Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee, said that Aleksandr Kogan’s ‘This Is Your Digital Life’ App was just one such example.

”The Kogan/GSR datasets and questionnaires were not the only Facebook-connected questionnaires and datasets which Cambridge Analytica used. I am aware in a general sense of a wide range of surveys which were done by CA or its partners, usually with a Facebook login – for example, the ‘sex compass’ quiz, ” Kaiser was quoted as telling the parliamentary…

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