• Number of Facebook users whose data was compromised 'far more than 87m', MPs told

    7 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Former Cambridge Analytica employee gives evidence before parliamentary committee Far more than 87 million people may have had their Facebook data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, according to evidence from former employee Brittany Kaiser. Speaking to the Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Kaiser said Cambridge Analytica had a suite of personality quizzes designed to extract personal data from the social network, of which Aleksandr Kogan's This Is Your Digital Life app was just one example. Related: I was one of the first people on Facebook. I shouldn't have...
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  • Cambridge Analytica may have used other quizzes to gather Facebook data

    7 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Brittany Kaiser, a former Cambridge Analytica employee, testified today in front of a UK committee that's investigating the misuse of Facebook users' personal data. Kaiser claimed in her spoken and written testimony that Cambridge Analytica used othe...
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  • Cambridge Analytica's ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament

    7 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the political consultancy firm at the center of a storm about mishandled Facebook users data, has backed out of re-appearing in front of the UK parliament for a second time.
    Nix had been scheduled to take questions from the DCMS committee that's probing online misinformation tomorrow afternoon.
    In a press notice today, the committee said: “The former CEO of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, is now refusing to appear before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee at a public session tomorrow, Wednesday 18 th April, at 2.15pm. He cites the...
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  • Suspended Cambridge Analytica CEO Nix cancels UK parliamentary appearance

    7 monthes ago - By Reuters

    LONDON - The suspended CEO of Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy at the center of a scandal over the use of Facebook data, has canceled an appearance before British lawmakers, the chairman of a parliamentary committee said on Tuesday.
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  • Second Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says 'sex compass' app gathered more Facebook data beyond the 87 million we already knew about

    Second Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says 'sex compass' app gathered more Facebook data beyond the 87 million we already knew about

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A second Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says the Facebook data fiasco affects way more than 87 million users.
    Brittany Kaiser says Cambridge Analytica used numerous questionnaires to gather data.
    One was called "sex compass."
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly apologised for the data breach.
    The 87 million Facebook accounts harvested by Cambridge Analytica in a massive data breach were probably just the tip of the iceberg.
    That's the written testimony CA's former Business Development Director Brittany Kaiser gave to Britain's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on...
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  • CA also used ‘sex compass' and other quiz apps for sucking Facebook data, says former employee

    7 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Brittney Kaiser, a former employee for Cambridge Analytica - who left the company in January and is today giving evidence in front of a UK parliament committee that's investigating online misinformation - has suggested that data on far more Facebook users may have found its way into the consultancy's hands than the up to 87M people Facebook has so far suggested had personal data compromised as a result of a personality quiz app running on its platform which was developed by an academic working with CA.
    Another former CA employee, Chris Wylie, previously told the committee the company...
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