Yesterday, Facebook reported that it was a victim of an attack on its computer infrastructure which had exposed the personal information of about 50 million users. This breach was the largest in Facebook’s history.
This breach happens after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which was reported that private information about more than 85 million users was compromised and used to conduct a political disinformation campaign on Facebook, affecting elections, including the Brexit referendum in the UK.
Some US Congress members are being confronted by lawmakers’ suggestions that Facebook is unable to protect the personal data of its users and, as such, the government might have to step in.
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