Tech Talk: One-fifth of Delaware’s population may have had Facebook data exposed

The New York Times reports that through a series of agreements, Facebook gave makers of smartphones and other electronic devices access to "vast amounts" of its users' personal information. (MONTCO.Today file photo)

Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn said 902 Facebook users in Delaware installed an app that allowed Global Science Research to access their personal information without permission, as well as data about their friends.

Facebook estimated that nearly 201,000 people in Delaware were friends with those on the social media site who had installed the app, according to a post at

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Denn said he later learned Global Science Research may have improperly shared that data with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and other third parties.

The personal info of up to 87 million Facebook users worldwide may have been compromised, according to the company’s public disclosures.

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