Following last month's agreement in principle by Facebook to settle and pay damages in a four-year-old Cambridge Analytica federal class-action lawsuit, more details have emerged. As the opening line in the TechCrunch article reads, "It's not the crime, it's the cover-up…." Documents 1050-1 and 1050-3 filed by plaintiffs in California provide details on several apps that Facebook audited, along with internal reports about what it found. Zynga games and Yahoo were identified in the documents and had access to data (including special category data) belonging to the friends of users that had downloaded the companies' apps. The revelations provide more clarity into the murky world of what Facebook knew.
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