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By Mike Murphy


Bloomberg News
If you use Facebook, your data may have been scraped.

Are you one of the roughly 87 million Facebook users whose personal data was used without your consent by Cambridge Analytica?

Affected users should get a message in their News Feed in the coming days, but if you don’t see it, or don’t want to wait, you can find out immediately.

Just log into your Facebook /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB -0.14%  account and go to this support page .

You’ll either see a message similar to this:

Or this:

If you were affected, check out this guide for options on locking down your data.

If the message says you were not affected, sorry to rain on your parade, but Facebook has said that almost every one of its 2.2 billion users have had their data improperly scraped at some point by outsiders aside from Cambridge Analytica. So again, check out this guide on what to do next.

After speaking before senators for more than four hours Tuesday, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will return to Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning for more questioning, this time from a House committee, over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Russian election interference and user privacy, among other topics.

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