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Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, went to congress this past week. But his problems will not go away.
Christopher Wylie helped found the company Cambridge Analytica, the firm that used private data of millions of facebook users to benefit President Trump’s campaign for the white house. The initial estimate of facebook users impacted was reported at fifty million, it has risen to eighty seven million but Wylie says that number could absolutely be higher.
Wylie, who quit working for the company four years ago says there could be other implications of the breach. He says other countries such as Russia could have had access to private data. That information could now be stored in places all over the world and we will never know and likely not be able to recover it.
Wylie says he has been contacted by a number of various agencies and he plans to fully cooperate. As for Zuckerberg, he had to face the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees and the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Not to mention the millions of users who thought they were just connecting with friends.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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