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Millions of users data in the network : New glitch at Facebook

the Two companies have stored data of their users from the Online social network Facebook is openly available on the net. The incident could reignite the debate

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Millions of users data in the network : New glitch at Facebook

the Two companies have stored data of their users from the Online social network Facebook is openly available on the net. The incident could reignite the debate about data protection-responsibility of Facebook.

The Mexican media company Cultura Colectiva had stored data such as account names, comments, and "Like"information on a freely accessible area with the Amazon Cloud service AWS, such as the IT security company UpGuard reported on Wednesday. UpGuard found, therefore, that the developers of the years set App "At the Pool" camped also, until recently, information such as Facebook name unprotected.

Facebook said in a response that the App developer is forbidden to store data from the platform of the Online network unprotected. You've been working on a note with Amazon to take the database from the network and wants to continue to work with developers on data protection.

It was unclear how many Facebook users have entrusted their data, Cultura Colectiva, or the developers of "At the Pool", are affected by the detected incident. UpGuard spoke of a 146 Gigabyte large database of 540 million records.

daily mirror tomorrow location Free The database of "At the Pool" is smaller, but potentially more dangerous Because the passwords were stored in clear text 22,000 users for the App. Data thieves could try it, in Accounts at other services to get in, if the user should have the same combinations of E-Mail address and password used.

After the scandal of Cambridge Analytica more control is required

The incident also highlights the Problem that Facebook has no direct control over what happens with the data collected by the App partners to the platform. In particular, according to the data scandal Cambridge Analytica requested that Facebook needs to do more for the protection of its users even in these cases.

In the case of Cambridge Analytica, the developer of an App had passed on some information of millions of Facebook users to the data analysis company. Facebook is stressing that he had violated the rules of the Online network was not with the transmission but first of all.

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For the scandal, then provided, in particular, that Facebook knew since the end of 2016, but with the assurance satisfied that the data had been deleted, and the user concerned is not informed. Facebook had launched to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a Review of the handling of data in tens of thousands of Apps on the platform, and several hundred of them temporarily blocked. (dpa)

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