FCC probe targets Facebook.

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into the privacy practices of social media giant Facebook and whether the company violated an agreement made in 2011 to settle claims that its privacy policy allowed private data to be shared and made public. The FTC investigation was prompted by the news that Cambridge Analytica harvested 50 million Facebook accounts to help the then-candidate and his presidential campaign. In addition, 37 state attorneys general got together to ask Facebook to explain its relationship with Cambridge Analytica and answer “serious questions regarding consumer privacy.”