• Google responds to report that Android apps are illegally tracking children's behavior

    8 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Not to be outdone by Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a political data firm potentially skimmed the private data of around 87 million users or more, Google has been accused of violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by allowing children to be tracked by thousands of Android apps .
    According to a recent study analyzing 5,855 of the most popular free children's apps, researchers at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley found that a majority are potentially in violation of COPPA. As a result, kids under the age of 13 end up seeing targeted...
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  • Cambridge Analytica planned to issue digital currency: sources

    Cambridge Analytica planned to issue digital currency: sources

    8 days ago - By Reuters

    NEW YORK - Cambridge Analytica was planning to raise money by issuing a new type of digital currency before it became embroiled in a scandal surrounding the misuse of Facebook Inc personal data, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
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  • Cambridge Analytica gathered Facebook data with 'sex compass' quiz - CNET

    8 days ago - By CNET

    The number of Facebook users who had their data acquired could far exceed 87 million, says a former Cambridge Analytica employee.
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  • Cambridge Analytica Scandal Spans More Than One Facebook App

    8 days ago - By Android Headlines

    The Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook is presently enduring spans more than just a single online quiz app that has so far been reported as leveraged for harvesting data on up to 87 million users in 2014, according to one Brittney Kaiser, a former employee of the political consulting firm which testified in front of a British parliamentary committee regarding online misinformation campaigns earlier today. While the This Is Your Digital Life app developed by researcher Aleksandr Kogan was the one that led to the controversy in the first place, abusing Facebook logins to mine data on some...
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