Facebook got hit with the maximum possible fine in the UK after the Cambridge Analytica scandal that harvested user data without their consent. This is the first financial penalty for Facebook since the breach was first revealed. The fine is expected to amount to somewhere around 500,000 pounds or about $660,000
Cambridge Analytica and its parent company SCL have announced that they are shutting down operations. The company blames a “siege of media coverage” for the closure saying that it has driven its customers away.
The number of new foreign students in the US dropped by 3% in 2017 with the decline expected to double in 2018. Data also shows that the US has granted fewer visitor visas during the Trump administration.