Facebook Announces Restrictions on Data Access, Admits Number of Accounts Breached Closer to 87 Million

Facebook, in announcing significant changes to its information-sharing features with third-party app developers, has announced that up to 87 million Facebook users – mostly in the U.S. – have had their information inappropriately harvested by political data research firm Cambridge …

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Cambridge Analytica Releases Extended Statement About Role the Data Reseach Firm Played in the 2016 Presidential Election

Cambridge Analytica, the data research firm, has issued an extended statement explaining the types of data the firm used, and didn’t use, during the 2016 presidential election. The firm started working for the Trump campaign in June 2016. It has …

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Cambridge Analytica Parent Company Bragged About Foreign Election Interference in Promotional Materials

The parent company of data research firm Cambridge Analytica, Strategic Communications Laboratories, has bragged about interference-tactics in foreign elections according to promotional materials published by the company. SCL, and its subsidiary, use psychometrics, the study of human characteristics to predict …

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More is Revealed about Cambridge Analytica, its Tactics and the Players Involved

Revelations continue to be made about Facebook’s relationship with a data research company that bills itself as a company that help sway votes and win elections for politicians all over the world.

Cambridge Analytica, a subsidiary of Strategic Communications Laboratory, …

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Facebook Chief Security Officer Departure Betrays Internal Struggle Over How Much to Reveal About Russia

Facebook announced the departure of Alex Stamos, its chief information security officer yesterday. Stamos has been with the company since 2015. His departure comes as the company struggles with a rapidly-growing problem over the role it played in Russian …

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Data Research Firm Associated with Trump Campaign Stole Facebook Profile Info from 50 Million Users

Facebook has admitted that a data research firm, in violation of its terms, inappropriately harvested user data of as many 50 million people, mostly U.S. voters. In response, the company has suspended the accounts the firm, along with another …

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