The company did so without user permission.
The company, after suffering a new setback, says it has taken steps to fix the hack and has alerted law enforcement.
Congress is taking steps toward determining how companies use consumer data, and indications are that regulation will be light.
Now that we know we are surveilled 24/7 by the National Security Agency, Facebook, Google, hackers, the Russians, the Chinese and companies from which we've ordered swag on the internet, is there still any "right to be forgotten"?
Open government advocates fear such technology is being misused by public officials to conduct business in secret and evade transparency laws.
"Scheer Intelligence" podcast host Robert Scheer and guest Jennifer Rothman cover a topic that was once the concern of a relatively few famous and powerful people but has now become just about everybody's business.
Robert Scheer talks with Nate Cardozo, the attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, on the struggle to protect free expression, privacy and innovation in a hyperconnected world.
Over two days of questioning in Congress, he revealed he didn't know key details of a 2011 consent decree with the FTC that requires the company to protect user privacy.
Steve Wozniak says he doesn't believe that the social media giant can fix its privacy issues and doesn't think it is going to change its policies "for decades."
Mark Zuckerberg promises to do better at protecting user data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fact is, European regulators are already forcing him to do so.