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Affected by the Cambridge Analytica data scandal? You’ll know today

Brace yourselves if you plan to login to Facebook today, because you might be in for an uncomfortable surprise. The social network announced that it will today inform the 87-million users who were affected by the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

The alert will be in the form of a message card at the top of users’ news feeds.

The company initially believed only 50-million Facebook users were affected by the data scandal. However, last week it boosted that figure by more than 30-million.

Around 70-million of those users affected reside in the United States, a million from the Philippines, United Kingdom and Indonesia, and more than 300 000 in Australia. Additionally, more than 50 000 people could’ve been affected in South Africa, MyBroadband reported.

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All users — affected or otherwise lucky — will from today see a message asking them to address their currently installed apps. This will also usher in the company’s new app management dashboard, through which users can mass delete apps from their profiles.

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Author | Andy Walker: Editor

Andy Walker: Editor
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone, gadget and game reviews over on Gearburn. More

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