AP Technology Writer
California's attorney general disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook privacy practices Wednesday as investigators sought a court's help in getting documents and answers from Facebook.
The California probe, one of many legal inquiries into Facebook, began as a response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and grew into an investigation into whether Facebook has misrepresented its privacy practices, deceived users and broken California law.
Cambridge Analytica, a data mining firm, gathered details on as many as 87 million Facebook users without their permission. The Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook $5 billion this summer for privacy violations in an investigation that also grew out of that scandal.
On Wednesday, California Attorney General Xavier