A couple of days ago the #DeleteFacebook was trending on Twitter due to Facebook data breach by Cambridge Analytica. What does this mean for most of us in South Africa? Do we need to to delete our Facebook profiles ? Most of the small business heavily depend on Facebook advertising. Below is a timeline of events and solutions from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg’s Timeline of Events
In the statement, he provided an outline of events leading up the recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s possession of the user data, which we covered in-depth. Here’s a quick timeline of his account:
2007: The Facebook Platform is launched.
2013: A Cambridge University professor named Aleksandr Kogan develops a personality quiz app that was installed by roughly 300,000 Facebook users, allowing the app developers to access their data and their friends’ data. At the time, Facebook allowed this activity.