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 …Continue Reading
Facebook has been scraping metadata from users’ telephone calls, including names, phone numbers, whether the calls were outgoing or incoming, as well as call length it was revealed this week.
The discovery was made by a man in New Zealand …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe last week in a surprising but not entirely unexpected move. Similarly, we’ve learned more about the role big data has played in the 2016 election, especially on the social media …Continue Reading
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed recent revelations that a data research firm inappropriately accessed and harvested personal data on 50 million Facebook users in the run up to the 2016 presidential election today.
The Facebook CEO denied culpability for the …Continue Reading
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, …Continue Reading
Bob Mercer was raised in New Mexico in the 1960’s. While in high school, he was able to work his way into a job at a nearby Air Force weapons lab writing computer programs. He once showed superiors at the …Continue Reading