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Cambridge Analytica Data Stolen From Facebook Has Not Been Deleted Yet

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Facebook has come under fire and severe scrutiny lately after the Cambridge Analytica debacle where information of over 50 million users were allegedly stolen and sold.

In 2015, an app called “this is your digital life”collected all its data and friends list. In total, 50 million people were affected.Cambridge Analytica acquired this data, apparently for $800,000, which violates the social network giant Facebook’s rules. It also swore that this information was already deleted, but actually, it was not. American Tv Station -The Channel 4 News obtained access to data from 136,000 people in the US state of Colorado, with the l profile and personality of each person, made available by Cambridge Analytica.This information was used to direct political messages to the people who would be most susceptible to them. There is also a set of similar data for residents of the state of Oregon.

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Worse still: these data were transmitted through non-corporate email systems, outside of Cambridge Analytica itself and its owner, the Strategic Communication Laboratories Group (SCL).
The Facebook application was created by Global Science Research (GSR), where Christopher Wylie worked – who revealed the scheme for the press. According to Cambridge Analytica , they never passed any GSR data to outside parties. After the social network giant Facebook contacted them in December 2015, we deleted all GSR data and took appropriate steps to ensure that any copies of the data were deleted.”

So the ultimate question remains – Who leaked the data?

According to Analytica they have sued “several ex employees who had stolen data and intellectual property from the company. These former employees signed an agreement promising that they had disposed of all this material.”

Paul Grewal, vice president and vice-general counsel for Facebook, says: “Cambridge Analytica has publicly confirmed that it no longer has the data, others are questioning it, and we are determined to find out the facts.”

Mark Zuckerberg has promised that the social network giant Facebook will audit all apps that had access to large amounts of user data before the restrictions imposed in 2014.

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) will investigate the social network giant Facebook for violating an agreement made in 2011 to protect the privacy of users. Zuckerberg will have to explain to the US Congress. Cambridge Analytica is also being investigated.

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Shocking !!! – This “Egg” Has More Likes Than Every Celebrity In The World

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Now it comes down to those few moments in my life I ask myself what the hell my Instagram account is doing.

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I previously made a post about the most popular animals on instagram that are verified – check the post here



Previously the record for the most liked post on Instagram was held by Kylie Jenner – 18m likes on the picture of her baby. Now that record has been crushed by an egg.  Check the eggs profile here – World_Record_Egg

The Egg is verified with about 7.4M Followers and has 1 single post with about 47miliion likes and 2.7million comments

So this egg’s fans are called the #egggang and #eggsoldiers 😂😂😂😂 .

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Egg Gang Already Has Haters

Just when I thought I’ve seen it all. Take a look at this tweet

From my calculations the only Nigerian Celeb with a higher follower count than the egg is probably Davido.

On another note, this is kind of Sad. My IG account hasn’t even reached 20k. 😥😥

Please go to https://www.instagram.com/naijatechguy and hit that follow button. Maybe we’ll break our own record 😃. I’ll follow back , I promise.

One more thing, the name of the egg is Eugene,  Don’t forget to hit that share button 😋

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Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security In A Few Weeks

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Fingeprint security is finally coming to Whatsapp which means – no more snooping around on other people’s chats when the app isn’t open.

WhatsApp has been working round the clock to ensure you get the best out of it this year and while we expect to see lots of update in the future including the ads, the fingerprint security is almost here .



 

Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security
According to the WhatsApp beta update for Android, the company is said to be working on a new authentication feature which isn’t available globally yet as the feature is currently under development.

Once the Fingerprint feature is enabled , the app will be completely protected, so the you will need to authenticate your identity in order to open WhatsApp (from the app icon, from the notification or from external pickers).

It will protect the entire app, meaning you can’t use it to lock specific conversations for now.

The company is also rumored to be working on implementing Face ID and Touch ID for iOS. There will be a section in the app where users can enable the fingerprint authentication feature.

Availability

This feature is in an alpha stage of development and it will be available in a few weeks for Android users Marshmallow and above, and iOS users.

WhatsApp Audio Picker

WhatsApp is also working to improve the audio picker that will allow users to see the list of all available audio files stored in your phone. The user will be able to play the audio before sending it, and it is also possible to select more audio files to send!

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La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today

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La Vida Port Harcourt, also known as the festival of colors is an event that’s going to be held at Pleasure Park Port Harcourt, and it’s one of the most exciting events you wouldn’t want to miss.
La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 14There’ll be games, fun filled events and lots of fun so if you’re within Port Harcourt and it’s environs you definitely shouldn’t miss this.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 15It’s just a few days to Christmas and it’s Weekend so come out and chill out with your friends and also meet new people.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 16
Endless fun awaits you. Dates – 22nd – 23rd December

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