FTC Confirms Private Investigation of Facebook's Privacy Practices

The Federal Trade Commission says it's officially investigating the potential misuse of the personal information of as many as 50 million Facebook users by Trump-connected data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. The agency's action comes after it began a probe into the social network's admission that it had suspended Cambridge Analytica, which had worked for the Trump presidential campaign, from operating on its platforms while investigating whether it failed to delete information it received through an academic researcher.