•Last week´s news about Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook data may be followed up this week by similar case of using data from large social media platforms to influence the outcome of the Brexit referendum in the UK. ARS Technica
Comment: Recent developments in the Facebook data controversy indicate that social media companies have more paying clients such as Cambridge Analytica than one might expect, and that their top priority is to satisfy the demands of these clients. It will be very difficult for the large social media companies (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google) to change their business model, at least quickly, in order to regain trust from end users.
•Facebook is also accused of storing user phone call metadata (Android phones only, Apple phones have more strict security settings), including names, phone numbers, and the length of each call made or received. Facebook acknowledged the allegations on the allegations, but the number of incidents reported makes it difficult to ignore the story. KXLY.com , Twitter account
Comment: When it comes to this case one must wonder who the potential client would be and why Facebook bothers to store this data at all. Not being a telecom operator Facebook should have no obligation from regulatory bodies to store this kind of information.