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  • From Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica debacle to Google’s sexual misconduct investigations, 2018 has been a year rocked by scandal in tech industry. 
  • Here are the 18 biggest tech scandals that happened this year.

In the tech world, 2018 was rocked by scandal. 

Over the last 12 months, many tech companies have found themselves at the center of our country’s most pressing social and political issues. 

Facebook provided Cambridge Analytica — a data firm used by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign to target voters — with 87 million users’ personal information without obtaining proper consent. 

Google reportedly paid an executive tens of millions of dollars after he was let go over a sexual misconduct investigation.

And WhatsApp became a hotbed of misinformation, influencing political elections and costing people their lives. 

What follows are the 18 biggest scandals in the tech industry over the course of the last year: