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87 million user data or stolen by

Facebook said that since 9, if the user personal data by the British company Cambridge analysis of illegal acquisition and use, or the possibility of theft, will receive prompt details about this event.

This user group is about 87 million, far higher than the 50 million reported by the media in March, of which more than 70 million users live in the US, and Philippines, Indonesia and the UK have more than 1 million users.

At the same time, Facebook will send all 2 billion 200 million users to the theme of "protecting your information" reminder, with links for users to see which apps and websites they have logged in with Facebook accounts, and what personal information they share with them. Users can choose to uninstall the software or prohibit the third party shared software to get personal information.

Christopher Wiley, co-founder of Cambridge Analytics who left office in 2014, told NBC on Wednesday that the theft of Facebook user data was a "real crisis."The data are likely to flow around the world several times.

In his opinion, no one dare to ensure that data theft has been completely removed, the affected users may exceed 87 million.

For Facebook and its users, the The Associated Press reports, it's not a good answer to what the personal data belongs to. Facebook never gave a clear explanation. Affected by the most serious privacy crisis since its founding, Facebook has entered the "comprehensive crisis management model".

Facebook3 month was traced to the user information stolen, may be used in the 2016 presidential election. The company subsequently announced a number of remedial measures. At the end of March, Facebook has decided to terminate cooperation with a number of large enterprise data, and fully updated website privacy settings.

Zuckerberg went to Congress for a hearing on 10 days

Zuckerberg is scheduled to attend the hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the United States Congress on 10 days, and on the 11 day to participate in the hearing of the energy and Commerce Committee of the house of Representatives. The media deduce that how to protect personal privacy policy and prevent foreigners from using social media to intervene in American politics may be the focus of the hearing.

Reuters reported that Zuckerberg is scheduled to meet with a number of congressmen on 9 days, some of whom are members of the two committees. Facebook did not respond to the report.

Also invited to testify before the Judiciary Committee were Sunder Pichai, chief executive of Google, and Jack Dorsey, chief executive of Twitter.

Many congressmen hold that the privacy policy of Facebook and other enterprises must be "tough" to deal with, and prevent entities such as the British Cambridge analysis company from using social networking to manipulate others. They suggested that the United States government should draw on the European Union's "general data protection regulations", which came into force in May, and regulate enterprises such as Facebook.

Democratic Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: "the day of reckoning for Facebook-like websites is coming."We need a privacy rights bill that the American people can rely on. "

Republican Senator John Nelly Kennedy of Louisiana told CBS News on the 8th that Facebook could not alone dispel doubts about privacy policies and foreign propaganda.Those questions are "too big" for the social media company.

Under pressure from all parties, Facebook6 day changed its position to support the "honest Advertising Act" proposed by Congress in October last year. The bill has not yet been passed to prevent foreigners from using social media to influence American politics, requiring social media companies to disclose the identity of political or campaign advertising buyers.

Facebook has previously focused on self regulatory measures.

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