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Posted: April 09, 2018

Facebook alerts users if their data was compromised by Cambridge Analytica

What You Need to Know: Cambridge Analytica

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Monday morning brings Facebook users the answers many were waiting for. The social media company will start posting notifications on News Feeds if account data was stolen and used by Cambridge Analytica.

Mashable reported that an alert would appear after 7 a.m. Monday on the accounts affected by the data breach.

If the data was taken, you’d get an alert that said that an app would be banned if it shared data to Cambridge Analytica and a link to see how your account was affected.

>>Read: Cambridge Analytica: What you need to know about the firm, Facebook and your information

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If you weren’t a victim of the breach, then you’ll get an alert that directs you to a list of apps and websites that you have granted permission to use your Facebook log in. 

>>Read: You don’t have to #DeleteFacebook: 7 tips to lock down your privacy without leaving

You will be able to disconnect any apps you no longer want to allow access to your Facebook account, CNBC reported.

Examples of the alerts are below:

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Examples of messages users will see after the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

Facebook believes that up to 87 million users, with most in the U.S., are victims of the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

>>Read: Facebook breach: Want to leave the social media giant? Here’s how 

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Breakdown of users whose data was taken by Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify in front of a House panel Wednesday, CNBC reported.

What You Need to Know: Facebook Data Breach


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