Vietnamese users receive Facebook announcement on leaked data

16:01 | 13/04/2018
This morning, many Vietnamese users received Facebook’s announcement that their personal data was stolen by Cambridge Analytica.
vietnamese users receive facebook announcement on leaked data
Facebook's annoucement to users whose data has been leaked

Specifically, users whose data has been leaked will see Facebook’s announcement titled “protecting your information” when accessing its website or the mobile application. This announcement is located on the top of the News Feed.

When they click on this announcement, users receive a list of the applications that stole their information through the Facebook platform.

According to Vietnamese victims, the majority of their information, including names, dates of birth, the number of “likes,” email addresses, and where they live, was stolen by an application named “This Is Your Digital Life.”

“I am quite surprised and nervous after receiving Facebook’s announcement. Although the information leaked is not too important, but I really do not appreciate my data being out there without my consent to be taken advantages by firms for whatever purposes,” shared Ngoc Nam, a Facebook user.

Previously, Facebook announced that 87 million users’ data was stolen by the application “This Is Your Digital Life” then sold to Cambridge Analytica. Vietnam ranked as the ninth country in terms of the number of users’ data stolen, with nearly 430,000 users.

vietnamese users receive facebook announcement on leaked data
Most data was stolen by the "This Is Your Digital Life" application

By Van Anh

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