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Not Just the Trump Commission: Political Parties and Data Firms Already Get N.H. Voters' Data | New Hampshire Public Radio

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When New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner said he intended to share information from the state’s public voter checklists with a newly launched Trump administration commission, plenty of people were quick to decry the move as an “invasion of privacy.” But this debate over the decision to turn over voter data to the Trump commission has also highlighted a gap in public awareness around the state’s elections: A lot of people don’t seem to realize this same information is already being ...

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach | News | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-03-17
The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant’s biggest ever data breaches, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box. A whistleblower has revealed to the Observer how Cambridge Analytica – a company owned by the hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, and headed at the time by Trump’s key adviser Stev...

Mexico: Link Between Cambridge Analytica, Ruling Party Uncovered as Election Campaigning Begins | News | teleSUR English

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Publication Date: 2018-03-30
An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News confirmed the firm's involvement with the Institutional Revolutionary Party. A link between Cambridge Analytica, the controversial political consulting firm linked to U.S. President Donald Trump, and Mexico's governing Institutional Revolutionary Party has been uncovered in an investigative report by British broadcaster Channel 4 News. The report, which was published the day before Mexico's presidential election campaigns began, reveals Cambridg...

Cambridge Analytica, sigan la ruta del dinero

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Javier Murillo es fundador y presidente del Consejo de Metrics Antes de que estallara el escándalo de Cambridge Analytica (CA), en México nadie se atrevió a presumir que estuviera trabajando con ellos. ¿Por qué? ¿Por qué no reconocer, incluso como una ostentación de músculo político, que estaban trabajando con la firma que ayudó a Trump a ganarle a Hillary? La respuesta la tiene el INE y se llama tope de campaña. En octubre del año pasado, esa institución comunicó que lo máximo que podrían ...

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Publication Date: 2017-11-01
Te presentamos algunas de las compañías mexicanas que están jugando por un pedazo del mercado de 60,000 mdd. CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (Liliana Corona) - El mercado de Inteligencia Artificial tendrá un valor de casi 60,000 millones de dólares para 2026, de acuerdo con Statista, lo que representa una gran oportunidad de negocio. Las compañías mexicanas ya se han incorporado en la tendencia, que desde hace más o menos un año hizo boom en México, y buscan obtener una tajada de esa gran cifra. Te pres...

Cambridge Analytica Won't Be Revived Under New Company Name - Bloomberg

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Publication Date: 2018-05-08
When the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica announced last week it would be closing its doors and filing for bankruptcy in the wake of the Facebook Inc. data scandal, speculation mounted that it would be revived under the guise of two new companies set up in London. Not so, said Nigel Oakes, the founder of Cambridge Analytica’s British affiliate, SCL Group. "It’s the end of the show," he said by phone Tuesday. "The whole lot is gone. There’s no secret. For anything like this to r...

The Brexit whistleblower: ‘Did Vote Leave use me? Was I naive' | UK news | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-03-24
When I first met Shahmir Sanni last August, he was nervy, anxious, uncertain. “I’ve just started piecing it together,” he said, in what was our first off-the-record conversation. “All this stuff I didn’t realise at the time.” Stuff that a series of investigations and news articles had forced him to start thinking about. “Was I just really naive?” he asked. Then later: “Do you think they just used me?” It’s been a painful question for Sanni, one that he’s struggled with over a period of month...

Cambridge Analytica boasts of dirty tricks to swing elections | News | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-03-19
This video has been removed. This could be because it launched early, our rights have expired, there was a legal issue, or for another reason. Bosses tell undercover reporters how honey traps, spies and fake news can be used to help clients The company at the centre of the Facebook data breach boasted of using honey traps, fake news campaigns and operations with ex-spies to swing election campaigns around the world, a new investigation reveals. Executives from Cambridge Analytica spoke to ...

'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine | News | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-03-20
Sandy Parakilas says numerous companies deployed these techniques – likely affecting hundreds of millions of users – and that Facebook looked the other way Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower. Sandy Parakilas, the platform operations manager at Facebook responsible for policing data ...

L'Affaire Analytica: Plenty of Snake Oil to Go Around. Category: Editorials from The Berkeley Daily Planet

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Publication Date: 2018-03-23
In the 1980s, when we were toiling in the high-tech vineyards as an unfunded mom-and-pop startup, this quip was making the rounds: If you look around the table and don’t know who the sucker is, it’s you. Turns out this maxim originated with poker sharks, but it works for tech too. In the dustup around Cambridge Analytica, Dr. Alexandr Borisovich Kogan, Facebook and Facebook users, it’s hard to figure out exactly who’s the sucker. Let’s work our way back to figure it out. I’d be w...

How the Cambridge Analytica numbers don't stack up

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Publication Date: 2018-03-26
The difference between what FEC records show and what SCL Elections declared as earned from Cambridge Analytica LLC per filed accounts raises important questions. In my last story about Cambridge Analytica, I suggested that where there are doubts, those charged with due diligence should “dig, dig and dig again.” That’s what I’ve been doing, piecing together the numbers as best I can from official sources. Last time out, I quoted from SCL Elections Ltd accounts, (PDF) where I noted: The Com...

Election Tech: Big data proves that America is a purple country - TechRepublic

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When you display big buckets of voter data on a map—coded red for Republican and blue for Democrat—the United States is clearly a purple country. Every campaign, from presidential to local elections, relies on big data. Specifically, campaigns buy voter information and social media data. L2 Political is one of the most widely used campaign data vendors. Customers range from presidential campaigns to local elections to PACs. The product is a powerful window to information like voter name, par...

Inside the wacky world of weird data: What's getting crunched

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Publication Date: 2014-02-12
Weird human resources Start with some of the strangest findings about how we work. The big data start-up Evolv sifts thought millions of pieces of human resources data from clients looking for insights about who applies for jobs and who succeeds at work. The idea is to help companies decide who to hire, and how to manage their teams. Evolv CEO Max Simkoff said his firm has found a series of surprising insights about corporate hiring, based on companies' own data. "We've got data on over 3 m...

Nur noch heute: Was ist das coolste neue Startup? Stimmt ab! | Gründerszene

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Publication Date: 2017-09-20
Hallo liebste Leser, wir suchen wieder gemeinsam mit euch das Newcomer-Startup des Jahres. Damit ihr euch nicht selbst durch das Internet klicken müsst, haben wir eine Vorauswahl getroffen, aus der ihr euren Liebling wählen könnt. Überraschend auffällig, auch für uns, gibt es unter den Nominierten viele Fintechs – wie schon im Vorjahr. Zudem befindet sich darunter kein einziger klassischer Onlineshop, wir fanden andere Branchen und Ideen einfach spannender, wie Legaltech, Big Data oder Flugt...

"Los candidatos tienen que tener un ojo en las redes" - Información - Últimas noticias de Uruguay y el Mundo actualizadas - Diario EL PAIS Uruguay

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A su juicio, la campaña territorial no se está cambiando por las redes sociales. No obstante reconoce que después que algo se establece en las redes sociales es muy difícil volver a minimizarlo, por lo cual los candidatos tienen que tener un ojo muy especial en las redes. —Diego Barcia es un uruguayo de 31 años que se desempeña como gerente comercial para Chile y Uruguay de Nicestream, empresa especializada en estrategia de comunicación digital. Barcia trabajó en la campaña electoral de Seba...

Colombia blocks app allegedly linked to Cambridge Analytica

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Publication Date: 2018-03-28
Colombia’s authorities said Wednesday it ordered the shut-down of a mobile phone app linked to Cambridge Analytica, the company that has been accused of mining data from Facebook for electoral purposes. The Industry and Trade Superintendency (SIC) announced it had issues two decrees that seek a temporary shut-down of the Pig.gi app that gave users phone credit if they consumed advertising and participated in polls. The app’s producers have said they stopped working with Cambridge Analytica ...

Cambridge Analytica denies campaign support in Colombia

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Publication Date: 2018-04-18
Contrary to claims made on the controversial company’s website, Cambridge Analytica told British parliament that it was never hired for political campaigning in Colombia. Former Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser told a parliamentary commission in the UK that it talked to three different campaigns, but was never hired to campaign in the South American country. Kaiser contradicted her own website, which claimed that the company helped an election candidate in Colombia with “reputat...

Pig.gi Raises $2.3M in Seed Funding |FinSMEs

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Publication Date: 2017-12-19
Pig.gi, a Mexico City-based startup that provides an Android lock screen app that lets users earn free mobile airtime, raised $2.3m in seed funding. Backers included Archipelago Global and other investors. The company will use the capital to continue scaling its mobile airtime platform in Latin America and develop new ways to make internet connectivity more accessible in emerging markets. Co-led by Isaac and Joel (CEO) Phillips, Pig.gi provides an app that allows users to interact with inc...

Cambridge Analytica's CEO allegedly took $8 million from the firm before its closure

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Alexander Nix, the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica. Reuters The former CEO of Cambridge Analytica allegedly withdrew more than $8 million (£6 million) from the British data firm before its collapse last month. The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that Alexander Nix is in dispute with investors after he allegedly walked away with the cash, while Cambridge Analytica staff and investors salvaged little or nothing from the company's closure. Specifically, the FT said, the dispute is wit...

Cambridge Analytica chief 'withdrew $8m' from firm before its collapse | Daily Mail Online

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Publication Date: 2018-06-06
The polo-loving boss of Cambridge Analytica has today said had got 'carried away' and was 'foolish' when he said his firm would use 'beautiful girls' to seduce politicians. Alexander Nix faced MPs and told them that an undercover film where he claimed Ukrainian prostitutes 'worked well' for honeytraps was a 'lie' to impress potential clients. Mr Nix was suspended as Chief Executive of CA in March after it emerged that it was mining Facebook accounts and selling the data on without permissio...

Most Facebook users in US are still loyal to the firm, despite privacy scandal, study finds | Daily Mail Online

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Publication Date: 2018-05-06
US Facebook users haven't been deterred by the firm's massive data scandal. Three-quarters of Facebook users have remained as active, or even more active, on the site since the Cambridge Analytica scandal first developed in March, a new poll conducted by Reuters and Ipsos has found. The social media giant has been on the hot seat since it was revealed earlier this year that more than 87 million users' data had been harvested without their knowledge by Trump-affiliated research firm Cambridg...

Dr Aleksandr Kogan questioned by Committee - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

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24 April 2018 The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee questions Dr Aleksandr Kogan from the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, as part of its inquiry into fake news.

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica following weekend claims that it illegally harvested information from 50 million users | V3

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Publication Date: 2018-03-19
Thousands of people have pledged to shutdown their Facebook profiles following the revelations over the weekend Facebook has suspended data analysis and marketing firm Cambridge Analytica following claims that it breached an agreement with the social-media website when it used an ostensibly academic app to harvest data on 50 million users. It follows revelations over the weekend by whistleblower Chris Wylie, a former contractor at Cambridge Analytica who went on to found his own, similar co...

Tales of the scary data lifecycle: Cambridge Analytica and Emerdata | ZDNet

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Video: A violation of trust: Where Facebook and Cambridge Analytica went wrong When salacious tales of Cambridge Analytica's activities emerged in 2018, we thought the company was finished. The many on-air discussions of illegal activities, law enforcement warrants, legal action threats from partners, and questionable ethics had appeared to doom them. We then saw multiple suspensions and resignations, and on May 2, 2018 Cambridge Analytica announced it would file for bankruptcy. For a brief ...

Report: Cambridge Analytica Director Had Post-Election Visit With Assange – Talking Points Memo

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Brittany Kaiser, then a director at the data firm Cambridge Analytica, is said to have met with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to discuss the results of the 2016 election, the Guardian reported Wednesday. Kaiser also reportedly claimed to have funneled cryptocurrency to Wikileaks. The paper reported that the information had been passed along to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee in the United Kingdom. Former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander...

The Cambridge Analytica power players set up a mysterious new data firm — and they could use it for a 'Blackwater-style' rebrand

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Former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix. Reuters The power players behind Cambridge Analytica set up a mysterious new data firm last year — and there is speculation that it could be used a rebrand vehicle after Cambridge Analytica was shut down. Business Insider reported earlier this year that Emerdata was incorporated in August 2017 by executives at Cambridge Analytica, which was abruptly shuttered on Wednesday. Citing two sources familiar with the plans, The New York Times reported ...

The rebirth of Cambridge Analytica

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Publication Date: 2018-05-12
CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA, the data [VIDEO]driven company that was shown to be breaking the law through their use of personal data that was obtained wrongfully in both moral and legal standings, shut down recently citing the loss of clients after the Facebook scandal. But there are suggestions that this could be a ruse to then resume operations under a different guise. There were suggestions in the Guardian that the company could re-emerge because the leaders of Cambridge Analytica formed a comple...

Twitter sold data to app creator involved in Cambridge Analytica scandal | The Drum

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Publication Date: 2018-04-30
Twitter sold data to Aleksandr Kogan’s Global Science Research (GSR), the company that supplied the Facebook data of up to 87 million users to political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. GSR was granted access to large-scale public Twitter data for one day in 2015, according to Bloomberg. “In 2015, GSR did have one-time API access to a random sample of public tweets from a five-month period from December 2014 to April 2015,” Twitter said in a statement to Bloomberg. “Based on the rec...

Cambridge Analytica to File for Bankruptcy After Misuse of Facebook Data - The New York Times

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Publication Date: 2018-05-02
The embattled political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica announced on Wednesday that it would cease most operations and file for bankruptcy amid growing legal and political scrutiny of its business practices and work for Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign. The decision was made less than two months after Cambridge Analytica and Facebook became embroiled in a data-harvesting scandal that compromised the personal information of up to 87 million people. Revelations about the misuse of d...

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