Facebook contacting 87 million users over Cambridge Analytica leak

Facebook will contact 87 million users on Monday to inform them their data was leaked to Cambridge Analytica, The Guardian reported.

The majority of affected users – 70 million – are from the United States.

In South Africa, 59,777 users were potentially impacted.

Countries like the UK, Philippines, and Indonesia have over a million people each who may have had their personal information harvested.

All 2.2 billion users on Facebook will also receive a “Protecting Your Information” notice. It will include a link to see what apps you use and what information has been shared with those apps.

From there, Facebook will let you turn off apps individually, or disable third-party access.

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Facebook contacting 87 million users over Cambridge Analytica leak