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Tag: Cambridge Analytica

  • Thursday, November 1st 2018 - 08:28 UTC

    UK and Canadian lawmakers want to question Facebook's Zuckerberg on “fake news” and disinformation

    Parliamentarians have been invited to attend the “unprecedented joint hearing” and Mr Zuckerberg has been given until Wednesday November 7 to respond

    British and Canadian politicians have joined forces in calling on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to explain “failures of process” regarding the spread of propaganda on the social network. Leading MPs from both parliaments co-signed a letter to Mr Zuckerberg announcing an “international grand committee” on “disinformation and fake news” to be held at the end of November.

  • Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    Facebook' Zuckerberg avoids questions and leaves EU lawmakers disappointed

    Contrast to Zuckerberg’s performance before US lawmakers last month was clear: the CEO sat through more than ten hours of televised questioning before Congress.

    Tensions soared between a handful of leading MEPs and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the 34-year-old billionaire avoided answering detailed questions on the company’s data policies during a meeting in the European Parliament on Tuesday evening. Zuckerberg gave general responses to the MEPs, who came to the meeting ready to grill the CEO over Facebook’s recent data scandal, its advertising policy, and whether the social media giant is a monopoly.

  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 09:15 UTC

    Facebook users in US remain loyal despite the data sharing scandal with Cambridge Analytica

    A quarter of Facebook users said they used it less or had left it but another quarter said they used it even more. The remaining half said their use of the network had not changed.

    Most Facebook users in the US remain loyal, despite the recent data sharing scandal involving a political consultancy firm, a poll suggests. Facebook admitted last month that the data of 87 million users had been improperly shared with the UK-based firm, Cambridge Analytica.

  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Lead case in UK: Cambridge Analytica must turn in all personal information on a US academic

    The ICO served notice to SCL Elections, Cambridge Analytica's parent, to provide the information it holds on David Carroll; failure would be a criminal offence

    Britain's data privacy watchdog has ordered Cambridge Analytica to hand over all the personal information it holds on a U.S. academic, confirming the right of people abroad to seek data held by a UK firm. Data privacy activists say that it sets a precedent that would enable millions of other U.S. voters to request information that the company had collected on them.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 11:43 UTC

    Facebook asking UK users to allow facial recognition technology

    Users will have the opportunity to select an “accept and continue” option to automatically agree to Facebook’s settings

    Facebook has begun asking users in the UK to allow the platform to use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos. The technology has been used in most parts of the world for six years, but was initially removed in the EU in 2012 following protests from regulators and privacy advocates.

  • Tuesday, April 10th 2018 - 08:28 UTC

    Facebook's Zuckerberg again apologizes ahead of congressional hearings

    “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry,” Zuckerberg said in testimony released ahead of Tuesday’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee

    On the eve of an expected grilling by U.S. lawmakers, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg once again apologized for inadequately protecting the data of millions of social media platform users and highlighted steps the firm is taking to prevent a repeat.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Facebook suspends Canadian company allegedly linked to UK Leave campaign

    AIQ denies ever being part of CA, its parent company SCL or accessing improperly obtained Facebook data.

    Facebook has suspended a Canadian data firm that played a key role in the campaign for the UK to leave the EU. The social media giant said AggregateIQ (AIQ) may have improperly received users' data. It cites reported links with the parent company of Cambridge Analytica (CA), the consultancy accused of improperly accessing the data of millions.

  • Tuesday, March 27th 2018 - 15:21 UTC

    Data scientist Christopher Wylie: “The Brexit would not have happened without Cambridge Analytica”

    Wylie said that the Brexit would not have happened without Cambridge Analytica

    Christopher Wylie's specialty was to predict fashion trends before starting work at 17 for a Canadian politician, at 18 he participated in Obama's campaign to learn about his data management and later he helped to found Cambridge Analytica (CA), the consultant accused of misuse of data of about 50 million users of Facebook. However, Wylie said he feels regretful.

  • Thursday, March 22nd 2018 - 14:53 UTC

    Cambridge Analytica partner in Brazil under prosecutor investigation

    André Torretta, the president of the Brazilian firm, is known as a pioneer in specialized consulting among Brazil's C-suite business leaders

    Brazilian prosecutors on Wednesday said they had opened an investigation into whether London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica acted illegally in Brazil, as controversy over the firm’s data harvesting practices spreads across the globe.

  • Wednesday, March 21st 2018 - 10:07 UTC

    Facebook shareholder suing the company, which has lost US$ 50bn in value

    Cambridge Analytica, a US-based subsidiary of UK-based firm SCL, obtained as many as 50 million Facebook profiles by abusing Facebook's data sharing features

    A Facebook shareholder is suing the social media giant for allegedly misleading investors in the Cambridge Analytica affair that's currently rocking the social network. Fan Yuan, who owns Facebook stock, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the District Court of Northern California, located in San Francisco, on behalf of Facebook shareholders. Gizmodo first reported the lawsuit, which is seeking class action status. You can read the full complaint here.