• Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica for misuse of personal data

    8 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    Cambridge Analytica is the firm best know for its work alongside Donald Trump's presidential campaign, but the company is in trouble with Facebook over misusing personal data.
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  • ‘I created Steve Bannon's psychological warfare tool': meet the data war whistleblower

    ‘I created Steve Bannon's psychological warfare tool': meet the data war whistleblower

    8 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    For more than a year we've been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn't yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle. By the time I met him in person , I'd already been talking to him on a daily basis for hours at a...
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  • Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Trump: What you need to know - CNET

    8 monthes ago - By CNET

    The world's largest social network is at the center of an international scandal around voter data, Brexit and the 2016 election.
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  • Whistleblower explains how Cambridge Analytica 'exploited' Facebook

    8 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Last night Facebook announced bans against Cambridge Analytica, its parent company and several individuals for allegedly sharing and keeping data that they had promised to delete. This data reportedly included information siphoned from hundreds of th...
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  • The Cambridge Analytica Debacle is not a Facebook “Data Breach.” Maybe It Should Be

    The Cambridge Analytica Debacle is not a Facebook “Data Breach.” Maybe It Should Be

    8 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    On March 16, we learned that Facebook will be suspending Strategic Communications Laboratories and its offshoot Cambridge Analytica. According to Facebook, a University of Cambridge professor Aleksandr Kogan was using Facebook Login in his “research app,” collecting data about its users, and passing it on to Cambridge Analytica, a third party. Cambridge Analytica, in turn, obtained personal information belonging to as many as 50 million Facebook users, through Kogan's app, and without any express authorization from Facebook. This personal information was subsequently used to target voters...
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  • Trump campaign-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica reportedly collected info on 50M Facebook profiles

    Trump campaign-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica reportedly collected info on 50M Facebook profiles

    8 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Facebook said on Thursday it had suspended a data analytics firm associated with the Trump campaign, but may have indeed greatly downplayed the scale of the data that firm actually had access to, according to a new report in The New York Times .
    Cambridge Analytica had worked with University of Cambridge psychology professor named Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, who had developed an app called “thisisyourdigitallife” and obtained user information - which the Times is reporting scooped up information on profiles of as many as 50 million users. Late Friday, Facebook acknowledged that 270,000 people...
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  • Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data

    8 monthes ago - By BBC

    A US attorney general is investigating reports that millions of Facebook profiles were accessed.
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  • Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data on 50 million Facebook profiles to help target voters

    8 monthes ago - By ZDnet

    A data analytics firm used by Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election collected data on millions of Facebook accounts to predict how people will vote at the ballot box.
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  • Trump-linked firm Cambridge Analytica collected personal information from 50 million Facebook users without permission

    Trump-linked firm Cambridge Analytica collected personal information from 50 million Facebook users without permission

    8 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed data from 50 million Facebook users during the 2016 US presidential campaign without the users' permission.
    Facebook suspended the firm from its platform on Friday, saying Cambridge Analytica lied about deleting the unauthorized information when it was first caught in 2015.
    President Donald Trump's campaign hired Cambridge to target voters and direct its political advertising strategy.
    A data analysis firm linked to President Donald Trump's campaign used the personal information of 50 million people on Facebook without authorization to target them...
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