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Facebook Data Scandal

Once upon a time in 2007, in one of the cozy rooms (unlike ours XD) of Cambridge university , a psychology student David Stillwell, who was doing his PhD in the process of decision-making, launched a mobile app called myPersonality. The app was just supposed to be a fun side project which took real psychometric tests(tests which are a standard and scientific method used to measure individuals’ mental capabilities and behavioural style ) and obtain their results instantly.Sounds all jolly and gala right?? You must be wondering, what’s the role of this sweet logo harmless app in one of the biggest data scandals of this decade, right?? Just hang in here with me and I promise I’ll take you out from oblivion.

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