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Aussies Hit By Facebook Data Scandal

Facebook has admitted the data of more than 300,000 Australians were improperly shared to Cambridge Analytica.

During a press conference held by CEO Mark Zuckerberg he admitted the number of people impacted by this scandal is closer to 87 million, instead of the 50 million originally reported.

Other countries were also impacted, including the Philippines, Indonesia and the UK; all with more than one million users impacted by the data breach.

In a post on its website, Facebook has updated its plans to restricting data through nine different ways including login, app controls and pages API.

From April 9 Facebook will let its users know if their information has been shared with Cambridge Analytica at the top of their newsfeed.

Zuckerberg will be facing the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11 where it will focus on the company’s use and protection of user data.

Facebook is also facing four separate lawsuits over this data scandal, three by shareholder and one by a Facebook user.

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