• Why Cambridge Analytica means it's time for an Apple social network

    1 month ago - By Computerworld

    The emerging Cambridge Analytica/Facebook affair , in which people's personal data was allegedly used for purposes it should not have been used for, shows the danger of surveillance capitalism and the need for a new approach to social networking - and that's what Apple can provide. Understand history, but don't repeat it
    History shows us that Apple has never succeeded in creating a social network. Ping , launched in 2010, was closed down in 2012 due to lack of interest. To read this article in full,
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  • UK 'very concerned' by Facebook data abuse

    1 month ago - By Bangkokpost

    LONDON: Britain is very concerned by allegations that the British data firm Cambridge Analytica exploited data on millions of Facebook users without their authorisation in election campaigns, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.
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  • Facebook funds Cambridge Analytica investigation amid undercover expose

    Facebook funds Cambridge Analytica investigation amid undercover expose

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    Facebook will pay for a forensic audit of Cambridge Analytica's systems over alleged misuse of social networking data, amid a new report that claims executives at the data company used shady business practices. Meanwhile, Cambridge Analytica maintains that it is innocent of the allegations, and insists that it complied completely with Facebook's initial request that the contentious data be deleted....
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  • Facebook hires digital forensics firm for Cambridge Analytica audit - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    The social network is launching a comprehensive investigation into a scandal involving misused data by a consultancy used by the Trump campaign.
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  • How Cambridge Analytica Harvested Facebook Data, Triggering a New Outcry

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    What you need to know about how a political data firm tied to the Trump campaign gained access to information on 50 million Facebook users.
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  • Facebook hires digital forensics firm to audit Cambridge Analytica

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    Days ago, Facebook suspended the parent company of political analysis firm Cambridge Analytica after news broke that it allegedly harvested personal data from some 50 million users. While the social network reportedly tried to sue The Guardian before...
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  • Facebook says it's hired a forensics team to investigate Cambridge Analytica

    Facebook says it's hired a forensics team to investigate Cambridge Analytica

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    After acknowledging that Trump campaign-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica mishandled the data of 50 million users, Facebook says it has hired a digital forensics team to investigate the company.
    Facebook has hired a firm to investigate
    On Friday, ahead of investigative reports detailing the scheme, Facebook said it had banned the company and its parent organization from the platform after it was revealed that a professor, using a seemingly innocuous app to draw in users, passed the resulting data to Cambridge Analytica, in violation of Facebook's policies. In its announcement, Facebook...
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  • Facebook launches audit of data leaked to Trump consultant

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    Facebook announced Monday it has hired a digital forensics firm to investigate the handling of data on millions of Americans leaked to a consulting firm working on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
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  • How far will Cambridge Analytica go for an election win? - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    The consultancy firm, in hot water over its misuse of Facebook data, told UK's Channel 4 that it was willing to go beyond using data to hurt a candidate.
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  • Facebook Allowed Firm To Exploit Data To Target American Voters

    Facebook Allowed Firm To Exploit Data To Target American Voters

    1 month ago - By Tom's Hardware

    Whistleblower revealed that the company he was working for was able to use build profiles on tens of millions of Americans and then target them for electoral purposes, by exploiting how Facebook shared data with third-party companies.
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  • Cambridge Analytica: firm at the heart of Facebook scandal

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    At the centre of a scandal over alleged misuse of Facebook users' personal data, Cambridge Analytica is a communications firm hired by those behind Donald Trump's successful US presidential bid.
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  • Facebook rocked by new data breach scandal

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    Facebook shares plunged Monday following revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign harvested data on 50 million users, as analysts warned the social media giant's business model could be at risk.
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  • Facebook faces lawmaker questions over election data misuse

    Facebook faces lawmaker questions over election data misuse

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    Facebook is being called to account for how it handled Cambridge Analytica's misuse of data and American vote manipulation, with lawmakers demanding answers for what the social site insists was not a data breach. Reports last week revealed that, thanks to several hundred thousand Facebook users voluntarily taking part in a supposed psychology test, the data of approximately 50m users...
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  • EU to investigate Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data misuse - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    The UK and Europe want to know if their citizens' privacy was violated along with that of their US Facebook friends.
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  • Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica, firm that exploited its data to support Trump election effort

    1 month ago - By Marketing Land

    Cambridge Analytica and others accused of violating terms and illegally using personal data to fuel a "culture war in the US."
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