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Facebook Faces Criminal Probe for Sharing Private Data with Tech Giants

HeadlineMar 14, 2019

Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal probe into whether Facebook illegally shared the personal data of hundreds of millions of people with some of the world’s largest technology companies. The New York Times reports a grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices related to the alleged privacy breach. This comes as Facebook already faces a number of ongoing federal investigations, including a criminal probe into how Facebook gave personal data from some 87 million users to the firm Cambridge Analytica without their knowledge or consent—data the company used to sway voters to support President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.

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