Facebook late on Friday quietly revealed in a blog post that it suspended Cambridge Analytica (CA) and Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) from Facebook for illegally accessing and sharing user data more than two years ago.
Facebook explanation reads like what you’d expect from a company that just found out the data of its customers had been stolen and it’s taken steps to fix it. However, Facebook is not the victim. The most significant social network in the world is just as guilty as CA and SCL for this particular “breach” — it wasn’t a data breach in the actual sense of the word. What’s worse is that Facebook knew about this “hack” for years and never acknowledged it until now.
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Don’t think for one second that Facebook is a victim in the whole Cambridge Analytica mess originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 at 06:50:41 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.