Facebook users to learn if their data was shared

The social media company said it will begin to alert the estimated 87 million users whose information was shared with Cambridge Analytica.
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Transcript for Facebook users to learn if their data was shared
Thank you for . Now we goohat Facebook privacy scdal. The social mea giant say it will begin T alert those 87 million users today whose information shared with Cambridge anal ABC's ch business correspondent reb Jarvis joins us Rebecca, good morning to you. The biguestion, if you're 1 of those 8llion, will you be Alerte Today everyone willee something new at the top of eir newsfeed. E whoe been impacted are going ee that long heage th see there on the right that will alert those 87 million people whoht have been and then the left that's whatryone else will seeth top of their newsfeed. This is something thatill allow you to Seery app THA you've ever given permission to and you C follow the link there. Ael, it will allow to de Tse apps if you no longer want them to ACC your information. Okay, N we're also hearing thatther firm, a second has been suspend for U the same tactics. Eerily similar. This I company called cubeyou at was giving personality quizzes to users, things called you are what youike or apply msauce. Thesre perlity quizzes that you could access on faceboalf a sudden over weekend it was did that they ghtot be what they claim to be whichas nonpt academicesrch organizati ead, it looks like they mihave been a Marr that wa collecting this data to then sell it out to advisers in a similar way that Cambridge ytica uncoverheir information. Since then fack has spded cubeyou. They areursuing a full investigation they T me overtt cubeyou has two opt at is this point. Either theyan comply with the investigion or if they don't, they wl be banned from the site. If they comply and it's found there is an issue they'lllso be banned. All of this comes as mark Zuckerberg is headed to washingtonotestify. He's going to be in Washington this week and you can imagine it's going to be a Ver sincere griming from lawmakers week is therabsolutely. Re tnk youmuch. Amy.

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