Experts have explained how Facebook monitors users

EU to mull over social networks privacy

EU to mull over social networks privacy

"This program is to encourage and reward people for helping Facebook identify and stop anyone involved in this practice".

GDPR gives web users greater control over how personal information is stored and used, with big fines for companies that break the rules Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said the social media giant planned to follow European Nation's General Data Protection Regulation rules worldwide.

However, the Guardian said that whistleblower Christopher Wylie had looked at some direct messages on Kogan's database, and concluded it was "unclear" whether they had been using by Cambridge Analytica and its associates.

Other countries with a significant number of affected users include the United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, India, Brazil and Vietnam.

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The company however said it is taking numerous measures. "Additionally, those potentially impacted by CA will also see the alert which will then take them to see what data might have been shared", Facebook noted. It has also asked for details on how Facebook users in the country were affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook's users in America have fallen out of love with Facebook in a huge number and the survey says that over 9% of them have already deleted their accounts.

The data on Facebook users was gathered through a survey app on Facebook called "This Is Your Digital Life".

Although, at this point, we have no confirmation on whether these private messages were handed over to Cambridge Analytica or that they were used for psychological profiling of users.

The company also suspended a data analytics firm called Cubeyou ahead of an investigation.

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Happy Friday the 13th: This is just the latest in a seemingly unending parade of ethical dilemmas in Facebook's 14 years of existence.

Appearing before the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday - his second testimony before the US Congress in less than 24 hours - Zuckerberg told the lawmakers that his own personal data was part of 87 million users' that was "improperly shared" with Cambridge Analytica.

"We have made a lot of mistakes in running the company", Zuckerberg was quoted as saying.

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