Facebook deals with Cambridge Analytica fallout, Google Assistant gets a new trickIn this week's wrap-up, Facebook vows to change its ways after the misuse of data from tens of millions of users came to light. In lighter news, you can now send or request money using Google Assistant on iOS and Android.
This is cnet and here are the stories that matter right now. This past week Facebook has been dealing with the fallout of Cambridge Analytica. To recap, political analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, received data from Alexander Kogan. Kogan built a personality prediction Facebook app called This Is Your Digital Life. 270,000 people downloaded the app which asked for access to user's Facebook profiles, locations, what they liked on the service, and access to their friend's data. Hogan then sent this data to Cambridge Analytica without user permission which is against Facebook's rules. Data from more than 50 million Facebook users was collected. During the 2016 election. The Trump campaign hired Cambridge Analytica, which used the information to craft targeted ads. After the Cambridge Analytica news went public, the hashtag deletefacebook trended. Brian Acton, cofounder of WhatsApp, posted on Twitter, it is time, hashtag deletefacebook WhatsApp was bought by Facebook in 2014. Mark Zuckerberg put up a post on Facebook, saying, I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I'm responsible for what happens on our platform. Facebook said it was making. Changes to the way App operates on its service. There is a lot more to this story check out CNET for all the details. In later news, you can send money to people using Google's Digital Assistant. Transfers are is done using Google Pay on Android and iOS. Sending and request will come Google smart speakers in the coming months Google said that transfers will happen almost instantaneously. At launch the features works in the US only, and only in English. Apple will be holding an event on Tuesday, March 27th. It looks like the event will focus on education, as it takes place in a high school in Chicago. One report says Apple will introduce low-cost iPads and education software. CNET will have live coverage of Apples event, as it happens on Tuesday. [MUSIC] Stay up-to-date with the latest by downloading the CNET tech today app available for iOS and Android.