Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Dept. investigating Cambridge Analytica

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The data from more than six million users was used in more than 45 peer-reviewed research publications, according to Cambridge.

In April, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress twice over the course of two days to answer virtually any question thrown at him, though how substantial his answers were has been the topic of much debate.

Facebook has suspended 200 apps for possible misuse of user data.

Given that these were follow up questions to questions Mr Schroepfer previously failed to answer, we expected both detail and data, and in a number of cases got excuses.

The US Justice Department and the FBI are investigating Cambridge Analytica, a now-defunct political data firm embroiled in a scandal over its handling of Facebook Inc user information, the New York Times reports.

Federal investigators have reportedly questioned potential witnesses, including former employees and banks that conducted business with the company, a USA official and other people familiar with the probe told the Times.

A Cambridge Analytica said the company used Twitter for but insisted that it had never "undertaken a project with GSR focusing on Twitter data and Cambridge Analytica has never received Twitter data from GSR".

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McDonnell said it is unclear whom the suspect was aiming at, stating that he "fired the rounds and deliberately left the campus". Meanwhile Antelope Valley Hospital was told several people were dead and as many as 25 students were injured, said Dr.

A US official also told the newspaper that investigators were also questioning Facebook in the probe. Following the submission of a report, Facebook's bug and data abuse bounty team would work to determine credible reports, shut down undesired apps, and take legal action against the company that's buying or selling the data if the need arises.

The New York Times said Tuesday that Cambridge Analytica, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation all declined to comment.

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However, it added that the move allows it to tailor its data policy for each country, claiming that the requirement under GDPR to describe the legal basis that applies to each form of data processing "is not a concept that has any relevance outside Europe".

MPs have again criticised Facebook for submitting "insufficient" evidence to a parliamentary inquiry about how it handles data.

You can imagine what the biz will be saying about the MPs' response to today's 40-page reply.