MENLO PARK (AP) — The academic at the center of the Facebook data-misuse scandal is apologizing for his actions, but also says he thought he did nothing wrong at the time.
Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan made his comments to CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday.READ MORE: Slow Recovery Prompts Businesses to Rethink Their Future in Downtown San Francisco
Facebook has been embroiled in scandal since revelations that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica misused personal information from as many as 87 million Facebook accounts. Cambridge Analytica received the data from a Facebook personality quiz Kogan created. That app collected data on both users and their Facebook friends.READ MORE: South Bay Restaurants Raise Money for Anti-Hate Efforts Supporting AAPI Community
Kogan is due to testify before a U.K. parliamentary committee on Tuesday. The committee is investigating Cambridge Analytica’s role in elections globally as well as the U.K.’s Brexit vote in 2016.MORE NEWS: San Jose State University President Says Ex-Trainer Improperly Touched Athletes
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