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.
“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's rules specifically prohibit relying on "automated means" to collect data without its explicit approval, and it doesn't even offer Stories through its official developer framework. While it publicly welcomed restrictions on location tools and other features, it privately developed a system that could circumvent Facebook's restrictions and scoop up Instagram location info regardless.
Two years ago, the world learned that Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based political consulting firm, had surreptitiously obtained more than 87 million Facebook member profiles, using that data to assist the Leave campaign in the Brexit vote and the Trump 2016 presidential campaign.
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.
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.
But how did a lone subject access request , one of the eight rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), expose Cambridge Analytica?
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.
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.
Standard & Poor's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Index said that it had booted Facebook after the company scored poorly for social responsibility and governance, achieving 22 and 6, respectively, out of 100.
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.
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.
Facebook’s senior executives have been considering selling user data for years, according to leaked internal Facebook documents accessed by NBC News. NBC News claims these contain information that could be used as leverage over companies it partnered with—data about friends, relationships and photos.
“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.
The most systematic legislative attempt to make more order in the messy world of privacy is the EU General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ). In this respect, the GDPR requires companies to use “ clear and plain language ” in their privacy agreements.
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.
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.
Facebook's success in courting users so quickly could have far-reaching impact as other tech companies seek to understand the true consumer appetite for personal privacy.
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.
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.
Its “Year in Review” videos, every one personalized for each of the social network’s 2.2 billion users, are an annual tradition. Think of it as a thank-you gift for all that personal data you handed over. But what can one say about Facebook’s own year in review?
Late on Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Facebook entered into data-sharing agreements with fellow tech companies that looked a lot like selling our data in exchange for, not money, but access to more of our data.
They sure are convenient, but Amazon warehouse workers in Europe protested the company during Black Friday, describing their working conditions as inhuman. If that didn’t convince you, maybe the security breach exposing the data of 30 million Facebook accounts did.
Facebook has maintained that the assertions "have no merit" and that it intended to fight the assertions in court. While Zuckerberg won't be testifying in front of an international committee on November 27th, policy VP Richard Allan will -- and they may have tougher questions if they learn anything from the seized documents.
When you do get your Facebook data, it contains a huge number of files, which include: ads, apps, contact info, events, friends, messages, photos and videos, to name a few. You can delete your account — and presumable your data — but Facebook doesn’t like this at all.
This March, as Facebook was coming under global scrutiny over the harvesting of personal data for Cambridge Analytica, Google discovered a skeleton in its own closet: a bug in the API for Google+ had been allowing third-party app developers to access the data not just of users who had granted permission, but of their friends.
Apple CEO Tim Cook hit out at tech companies that claim more customer data leads to superior products, saying that's a "bunch of bunk." Facebook and Google, meanwhile, have come under fire over their treatment of customer data and the knock on effects for democratic society.
Brian Acton, one of the co-founders of the popular messaging app WhatsApp, said he "sold my users' privacy" when Facebook acquired the company. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the founder of WhatsApp, the global messaging service Facebook acquired in 2014, Jan Koum, said he was leaving the company.