Judge lets Facebook privacy class action proceed, calls company's views 'so wrong'

Judge lets Facebook privacy class action proceed, calls company's views 'so wrong'

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook Inc (FB.O) to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ private data, calling the social media company’s views on privacy “so wrong.”.

Facebook learned about Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015, new documents show

Facebook learned about Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015, new documents show

Facebook said the scraping of public profiles is distinct from the data Cambridge Analytica reportedly used from users' friends who did not consent to sharing their data.Still, the documents show that Facebook was aware of potential policy violations by Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015.

We talked to the professor who fought Cambridge Analytica to get his data back in Netflix's 'The Great Hack' about why privacy rights in the US are lagging behind the rest of the world

We talked to the professor who fought Cambridge Analytica to get his data back in Netflix's 'The Great Hack' about why privacy rights in the US are lagging behind the rest of the world

It's been well over a year since it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the data of 87 million Facebook users to target advertising for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Facebook denies claims of discrepancies in evidence to MPs

Facebook denies claims of discrepancies in evidence to MPs

“In their evidence, Facebook representatives truthfully answered questions about when the company first learned of Aleksandr Kogan/GSR’s improper transfer of data to Cambridge Analytica, which was in December 2015 through The Guardian’s reporting.

Facebook hit with new questions over Cambridge Analytica

Facebook hit with new questions over Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is facing new questions over its handling of the Cambridge Analytica debacle even after a record settlement with the FTC ended a year-long investigation by regulators into the matter.

Cambridge Analytica did work for Leave. EU, emails show

Cambridge Analytica did work for Leave. EU, emails show

EU]’s right-hand man) and he confirmed that, even though we haven’t got the contract with the Leave written up, it’s all under control and it will happen just as soon as Matthew Richardson has finished working out the correct contract structure between Ukip, CA and Leave,” Wheatland said in an email to Cambridge Analytica staff.

The Great Hack: How a subject access request exposed Cambridge Analytica

The Great Hack: How a subject access request exposed Cambridge Analytica

But how did a lone subject access request , one of the eight rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), expose Cambridge Analytica?

Cambridge Analytica: 'US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine'

Cambridge Analytica: 'US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine'

Media captionHow the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal unfolded US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The FTC began investigating Facebook in March 2018, following reports that Cambridge Analytica had accessed the data of tens of millions of its users.

Facebook to be slapped with $5 billion fine for privacy lapses, say reports

Facebook to be slapped with $5 billion fine for privacy lapses, say reports

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.The Federal Trade Commission approved an approximately $5 billion settlement with over the company's 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal, a person familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.

Netflix documentary The Great Hack turns the Cambridge Analytica scandal into high drama

Netflix documentary The Great Hack turns the Cambridge Analytica scandal into high drama

The Great Hack covers one of 2018’s biggest tech controversies: the revelation that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica secretly collected 87 million Facebook users’ data. The film is more interested in Cambridge Analytica than data policy Brittany Kaiser’s story is by far the most interesting part of The Great Hack.

Italy stings Facebook with $1.1M fine for Cambridge Analytica data misuse

Italy stings Facebook with $1.1M fine for Cambridge Analytica data misuse

Last year it emerged that up to 87 million Facebook users had had their data siphoned out of the social media giant’s platform by an app developer working for the controversial (and now defunct ) political data company, Cambridge Analytica.

Cyber security issues in 2018: three most prominent data breaches

Cyber security issues in 2018: three most prominent data breaches

Cambridge Analytica shocked the netizens of the world wide web and gave birth to intense debates on online privacy, cyber security, and accountability of the companies that experienced data breaches.

Facebook usage falling after privacy scandals, data suggests

Facebook usage falling after privacy scandals, data suggests

Since April 2018, the first full month after news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke in the Observer, actions on Facebook such as likes, shares and posts have dropped by almost 20%, according to the business analytics firm Mixpanel.

Facebook Stock Was Booted Out of the S&P 500 ESG Index. Here’s Why.

Facebook Stock Was Booted Out of the S&P 500 ESG Index. Here’s Why.

In a blog post, S&P Dow Jones Indices cited the misuse of customer data by Cambridge Analytica and others, and the hacking of 50 million user accounts as among the reasons Facebook was found wanting in social and governance by its collaborator, RobecoSAM.

Judge denies Facebook's motion to dismiss Cambridge Analytica lawsuit in DC

Judge denies Facebook's motion to dismiss Cambridge Analytica lawsuit in DC

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine (D) last December sued Facebook over its handling of the Cambridge Analytica controversy, arguing that the roughly 340,000 residents who use the platform were harmed by the company's failure to inform them about sharing their information with third parties.

Judge orders Facebook to turn over records on data privacy

Judge orders Facebook to turn over records on data privacy

Thursday’s ruling involves an investor lawsuit seeking company records to investigate potential wrongdoing and mismanagement by Facebook directors regarding data privacy breaches. The lawsuit followed reports that the data of more than 50 million Facebook users had been misappropriated without their knowledge by British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica in 2015.

New Facebook Lawsuit Suggests 'Another Cambridge Analytica' Has Come To Light

New Facebook Lawsuit Suggests 'Another Cambridge Analytica' Has Come To Light

Just a few hours after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the ways in which the company can become more accountable for the content published on its platform, and just a few days after Facebook's co-founder Chris Hughes slammed the company and its CEO for what they have become, the company quietly announced on Friday that another Cambridge Analytica may have come to light.

Cambridge Analytica Secrets Allegedly Covered Up by Trump Campaign Veterans

Cambridge Analytica Secrets Allegedly Covered Up by Trump Campaign Veterans

“It's about searching for the answers and triggering accountability.”— David Carroll Carroll’s team hope the High Court judge will fire the administrator and pass the case to government receivers who would then appoint a new administrator willing to investigate legal breaches at Cambridge Analytica and five other interrelated companies.

How Mozilla moved fast to block Facebook and other privacy invaders from your web browser

How Mozilla moved fast to block Facebook and other privacy invaders from your web browser

When Facebook users learned last March that the social media giant had given their sensitive information to political-data firm Cambridge Analytica, Mozilla (parent company of the security-focused browser Firefox) reacted fast: Within eight hours, the product team had built a browser extension called the Facebook Container.

Mueller questions Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser

Mueller questions Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser

A spokesman for Brittany Kaiser, former business development director for Cambridge Analytica – which collapsed after the Observer revealed details of its misuse of Facebook data – confirmed that she had been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller, and was cooperating fully with his investigation.

Facebook may face multi-billion dollar fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook may face multi-billion dollar fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal

We've provided public testimony, answered questions, and pledged to continue our assistance as their work continues." Facebook should be "regulated as public utility" The FTC has the authority to fine Facebook at least $70 billion based on the scope of its violations, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and other consumer groups told the FTC in a letter last month .

One Man’s Obsessive Fight to Reclaim His Cambridge Analytica Data

One Man’s Obsessive Fight to Reclaim His Cambridge Analytica Data

Nix later denied the company used such tactics, but was replaced as CEO before SCL went out of business last May. After the news about Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data made headlines in March, the British Information Commissioner’s Office searched the company’s London-based office and seized its servers as part of an ongoing investigation into the use of data in politics.

After years of unrelenting privacy scandals, Facebook hires 3 of its fiercest critics

After years of unrelenting privacy scandals, Facebook hires 3 of its fiercest critics

Greene responded to the Cambridge Analytica scandal by saying “Facebook basically pimped out its users,” arguing that the company covered up “corporate malfeasance.” Greene joins Facebook’s privacy policy team as a manager on law enforcement access and data protection issues.

Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's ad model: 'We don't sell people's data'

Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's ad model: 'We don't sell people's data'

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Facebook blocks third-party tools that collect information on political ads

Facebook blocks third-party tools that collect information on political ads

Plugins that scrape ads can expose people’s info if misused.” Considering the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal that rocked the company last year, this sounds like a reasonable measure to take, although shutting out nonprofits from the process of holding political ad buyers accountable does not help Facebook’s public image.

One Man’s Obsessive Fight to Reclaim His Cambridge Analytica Data

One Man’s Obsessive Fight to Reclaim His Cambridge Analytica Data

Former SCL contractor Christopher Wylie blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica last March, telling *The Guardian* and *The New York Times* that the company misappropriated the data of tens of millions of Facebook users and used it for political purposes during the 2016 presidential election in the US.

Microsoft's president says tech's bruising 2018 has left scars that will result in US federal regulation as early as this year

Microsoft's president says tech's bruising 2018 has left scars that will result in US federal regulation as early as this year

Referring to the so-called "tech lash," which was in part sparked by Facebook's giant Cambridge Analytica data breach in March 2018, Smith said the incident "captivated people's attention in a way that data breaches or issues in the past had not." The European Union significantly strengthened privacy laws with the introduction of GDPR, while California broke ground with its own privacy legislation last year.

You Should Have the Right to Sue Companies That Violate Your Privacy

You Should Have the Right to Sue Companies That Violate Your Privacy

Likewise, when EFF reviews the many federal data privacy bills that have circulated since the Cambridge Analytica scandal first broke earlier this year, one of our primary goals is to ensure that these bills include a private right of action.

Data privacy abuses prompt calls for Federal Trade Commission to bare teeth

Data privacy abuses prompt calls for Federal Trade Commission to bare teeth

Share story Last spring, soon after Facebook acknowledged that the data of tens of millions of its users had improperly been obtained by the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, a top enforcement official at the Federal Trade Commission drafted a memo about the prospect of disciplining the social network.

106: Ed Opperman- Private Investigator and Podcaster

106: Ed Opperman- Private Investigator and Podcaster

He talks about President Trump’s and the bipartisan political establishment’s connections to Jeffrey Epstein, the Mueller investigation, life as a PI, how vulnerable our private information is from PIs and hackers, and his thoughts on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.

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