How to find out if Cambridge Analytica stole your Facebook data

Did Cambridge Analytica steal your Facebook data? 

You'll finally be getting an answer to the question that's been at the forefront of your mind since we first caught wind of the scandal in which users' data was being used for a political firm without their knowledge. 

From 12 p.m. BST (7 a.m. ET) on Monday, 9 April, Facebook users will start seeing notifications at the top of their News Feeds alerting them if their data was stolen and "misused" by Cambridge Analytica.  

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Facebook announced last week that users would be receiving one of two notifications, informing them how to see which apps they use, and the data shared with those apps. 

Users affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach will see the message pictured below (right) at the top of their News Feed. Those unaffected will see the message pictured below (left). 

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Facebook estimates that the Facebook data of "up to" 87 million people "may have been improperly shared" with Cambridge Analytica during the U.S. presidential election. 

Per Facebook, around 1 million people in the UK could have been affected by the data breach. But, the overwhelming majority of those affected (over 70 million people) are in the U.S..

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