Archive for August 2018

How the facebook API led to the Cambridge Analytica Fiascot

How weak API terms of service, lack of transparency, and permissive API scopes led to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal from earlier this year was not about a data breach. Nothing was hacked. It was more nuanced than that. Think: permissive API scopes, a lack of awareness about the data being accessed…

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