Facebook has remained in the limelight due to Cambridge Analytica Scandal, due to which the company had to face certain problems. Now it is again in new due to another data leak scandal. According to “New Scientist”, Facebook Data Of 3 mn Users Leaked Again who took a personality quiz and the data was published on a poorly protected website. On this website, the data could be accessed by unauthorized third parties.
Surprisingly Facebook Data Of 3 mn Users Leaked Again
‘New Scientist” further explained that the leaked data contained Facebook user’s answers to a personality test which they took intentionally. The leaked data didn’t include user’s names but it contained their ages, gender and relationship statuses. Approximately 150,000 users also got their status updates leaked.
Initially, it was said that the leaked Facebook data will only be accessible to approved researchers, however, New Scientist also revealed that by entering a username and password to access the data, personal data will be exposed in a minute. In this way, any more can download the personal information of Facebook Users who took personality quizzes.
The research also revealed that half of the 6 million people allowed their information to be shared with researcher anonymously.