• Cambridge Analytica: all the news about Facebook's data privacy scandal

    7 monthes ago - By The Verge

    The London-based analytics firm has only further complicated Facebook's role in the 2016 US election by misusing the data of as many as 50 million users.
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  • The Cambridge Analytica affair reveals Facebook's ‘Transparency Paradox'

    The Cambridge Analytica affair reveals Facebook's ‘Transparency Paradox'

    7 monthes ago - By Technology Review

    Sinan Aral, a professor at MIT, fears the fallout from the scandal could limit researchers' access to social networks' data
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  • Canadian privacy watchdog will contact Facebook about Cambridge Analytica breach

    Canadian privacy watchdog will contact Facebook about Cambridge Analytica breach

    7 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    Canada's privacy commissioner, Daniel Therrien, has stated his office will contact Facebook to see whether Canadians were broadly affected by the now infamous Cambridge Analytica data breach. In a statement to press, Therrien stated: “Recent media reports regarding the use of personal information posted on Facebook for political purposes raise serious privacy concerns.” Therrien also stated his office will assist as appropriate with the related investigation by the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office. Cambridge Analytica, a political data analytics firm, reportedly harvested 50 million...
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  • UK seeks warrant to examine Cambridge Analytica servers after Facebook data misuse

    UK seeks warrant to examine Cambridge Analytica servers after Facebook data misuse

    7 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Authorities from the UK Information Commissioner's Office are in the process of obtaining a search warrant to examine the internal servers of data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica after reports outlined how the company misused the Facebook data of up to 50 million users .
    Facebook sent members of a digital forensics firm, called Stroz Friedberg, to perform its own independent audit of Cambridge Analytica , but Stroz Friedberg “stood down” when UK authorities requested they wait until a warrant is secured for the ICO's own criminal investigation. Facebook revealed the turn of events in a...
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  • UK authorities seek warrant for Cambridge Analytica offices - CNET

    7 monthes ago - By CNET

    Data analytics firm is at the center of a scandal over its misuse of Facebook data during the 2016 US election.
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  • 'Socially responsible' investors reassess Facebook ownership

    7 monthes ago - By Reuters

    NEW YORK - With European and U.S. lawmakers calling for investigations into reports that Facebook user data was accessed by UK based consultancy Cambridge Analytica to help President Donald Trump win the 2016 election, investors are asking even more questions about the social media company's operations.
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  • What the Cambridge Analytica scandal means and how to secure your Facebook

    What the Cambridge Analytica scandal means and how to secure your Facebook

    7 monthes ago - By Pocket-lint

    Facebook is embroiled in a hot mess right now, largely in part due to its own failings to secure user data obtained by Cambridge Analytica. On 16 March, following a ground-breaking report in The Observer , the social network giant confirmed that it had suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories and its political data analytics company, Cambridge Analytica, for violating its Terms of Service. The companies had collected and shared the personal information of up to 50 million Facebook users - without their explicit consent. Here's what you need to know about the scandal and how to...
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  • Facebook just hired Stroz Friedberg, the same outside investigator Uber called on during its biggest controversy

    Facebook just hired Stroz Friedberg, the same outside investigator Uber called on during its biggest controversy

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Analytics firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on millions of users to influence the 2016 election and Brexit vote, according to a whistleblower.
    Facebook asked Cambridge Analytica to delete that data back in 2016, but never verified that it did.
    In the wake of an uproar, Facebook just promised to find out if CA still has the data.
    It hired Stroz Friedberg, the same investigator once used by Uber.
    Facebook released a statement on Monday saying that it hired Stroz Friedberg, a digital forensics firm, to determine whether Cambridge Analytica, the analytics company it banned from its...
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  • Facebook hired a forensics firm to investigate Cambridge Analytica as stock falls 7%

    7 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Hoping to tamp down the furor that erupted over reports that its user data was improperly acquired by Cambridge Analytica , Facebook has hired the digital forensics firm , Stroz Friedberg , to perform an audit on the political consulting and marketing firm.
    In a statement, Facebook said that Cambridge Analytica has agreed to comply and give Stroz Friedberg access to their servers and systems.
    Facebook has also reached out to the whistleblower Christopher Wylie and Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University professor who developed an application which collected data that he then sold to...
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