Facebook has disabled a feature it believes may have allowed malicious actors to scrape the data of most of its two billion users, while also raising the amount of affected individuals from the Cambridge Analytica revelations, Bloomberg reports. The social media company deactivated the feature letting users enter phone numbers and email addresses into its search tool, which it said could be used to gather information on the majority of its users. The tech company now says 87 million users were affected by the Cambridge Analytica revelations, up from the 50 million initially reported. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg will testify in front of both the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees April 10 on the Cambridge Analytica situation. Facebook also announced a plan to restrict data access on its platform, while Zuckerberg said the company will offer EU General Data Protection Regulation privacy controls worldwide, disputing previous reports.
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