Make that 87 million

Now that Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before Congress, he'll need to seek advice not just from lawyers but also from communications specialists on addressing Facebook's privacy fiasco. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

From the New York Times, more about the Cambridge Analytica scandal we columnnized on here:

• Facebook said that the data of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with a political consulting firm, far more than an earlier estimate of 50 million.

Oh, yeah, and this:

 Cambridge Analytica’s parent company apparently helped Rodrigo Duterte win the Philippine presidential election, our former Europe Morning Briefing writer, Patrick Boehler, noted on Twitter. [South China Morning Post]

· Facebook Insider Says Warnings About Data Safety Went Unheeded By Executives  PBS FRONTLINE

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