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Investigators Vow to Pursue Individual Criminal Probes as Cambridge Analytica Is Liquidated

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Publication Date: 2018-05-22
LONDON—British law enforcement officials vowed to continue their pursuit of Cambridge Analytica via criminal probes into individual members of staff after the company sent its remaining employees home and reportedly told them the company would be liquidated on Tuesday. Shuttering the company makes it impossible for the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) to impose financial sanctions on Cambridge Analytica—or individuals who worked for the political consultancy—but investigators will sti...

Cambridge Analytica chief 'withdrew $8m' from embattled data firm shortly before its collapse - as he prepares to testify to MPs today over Facebook information-selling scandal

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© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Alexander Nic has been recalled to face MPs today over evidence he gave them in February and also faces new claims over $8million withdrawn from Cambridge Analytica as the Facebook crisis started The polo-loving boss of Cambridge Analytica has today been accused of withdrawing $8million from the firm before its collapse because of the Facebook data scandal. Alexander Nix is set to face MPs and may be asked about damaging new allegations about his h...

Cambridge Analytica Revenue Fell as Questions About Data Tactics Surfaced - WSJ

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Cambridge Analytica LLC enjoyed good results for 2016, when it worked for the campaign that helped to elect President Donald Trump, but its business declined sharply in the next year as questions mounted about its tactics. Revenue at the data-mining company was only about $5 million in 2017, after topping $25 million a year earlier, according to new bankruptcy-court records. Cambridge—facing...

Is Cambridge Analytica really shutting down? – ThinkProgress

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On Wednesday, Julian Wheatland, the new CEO of the much-maligned Cambridge Analytica, told employees that both Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL Group, were shutting down for good. One of the primary reasons Wheatland cited, according to Gizmodo, was that any attempt to rebrand the company in the face of its massive data harvesting scandal was “futile.” That may be true for the employees, but it doesn’t appear to apply to Cambridge Analytica’s higher-ups. Rebekah Mercer — who,...

Cambridge Analytica: Will data scandal firm return from the dead? - BBC News

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cambridge Analytica's Washington office has been left unmanned Are Cambridge Analytica and its parent SCL Elections as dead as they seem? The businesses issued a statement on Wednesday, saying they had started bankruptcy proceedings, blaming a "siege of media coverage" related to the Facebook data-harvesting scandal for the decision. The document added that staff were being laid off as a consequence. But the role of two other London-registered operati...

Documents Show Private Intelligence Web Behind Global Surveillance Program - Truthdig

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Publication Date: 2018-06-05
Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a two-part investigation into Cambridge Analytica/SCL’s global operations. Read the first part here. Internal documents exclusively obtained by the Grayzone Project (and embedded after this article) show how Cambridge Analytica’s UK-based parent company, SCL group, conducted a surveillance operation in Yemen called Project Titania. The initiative relied on psychological profiling, “strategic communications campaigns,” and infiltration of forei...

Intimate data from 3 million Facebook myPersonality app users left exposed for four years

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Publication Date: 2018-05-15
Facebook removed the app on April 7. Personal information on more than three million Facebook users who used the now-suspended myPersonality app was exposed online for four years and accessible by anyone who had a username and password publicly available on GitHub, according to an investigation by New Scientist. Data, including results of psychological tests, was made available to qualifying researchers via a website run by academics David Stillwell and Michal Kosinski at the University of ...

Alexander Nix: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

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Publication Date: 2018-03-18
Alexander Nix, 42, was the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, a company that has come under intense scrutiny for possibly mining Facebook data against Facebook’s terms. And now Nix is in the spotlight even more, after Channel 4 in London released undercover videos showing Nix talking about underhanded methods that Cambridge Analytica may use during campaigns, including sending girls to candidates’ houses. CA suspended Nix on Tuesday, effective immediately, and is launching an investigation into whet...

Who is Aleksandr Kogan? - CBS News

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Publication Date: 2018-04-21
Aleksandr Kogan -- who spoke to "60 Minutes" in an interview that aired Sunday -- is the man who developed an app that's at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal. The social media giant announced last month that it was suspending the University of Cambridge lecturer for violating its policies in 2014. Kogan served as a director of Global Science Research (GSR) where he used an app to harvest data from as many as 87 million users. Facebook said Kogan claimed the data would only be used fo...

Cambridge Analytica testimony dominated by heated exchanges

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The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Heated exchanges have dominated testimony in Britain by the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica. Alexander Nix vigorously defended himself Wednesday amid allegations the political consulting firm scraped Facebook data and used it to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. U.K. authorities are also investigating whether Facebook data was used in Britain's referendum on leaving the European Union. The hearing ...

Cambridge Analytica bosses set up two new companies in London | Daily Mail Online

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Publication Date: 2018-05-04
Cambridge Analytica this week issued a statement saying it was starting bankruptcy proceedings due to a 'seige of media coverage'. However, this may not be the end for its owners. Two new London-based companies, Firecrest Technologies and Emerdata, have been set up with the same registered address, same purpose and same directors. A former Cambridge Analytica employee and senior lawmakers have suggested these two companies could be picking up where Cambridge Analytica left off. The scanda...

180.com.uy :: En el Mes de la Lucha Contra el Cáncer de Mama, Alcance promovió el desarrollo de una comunidad virtual

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En el Mes de la Lucha Contra el Cáncer de Mama, Alcance promovió el desarrollo de una comunidad virtual La campaña de prevención contra el cáncer de mama en medios digitales de Alcance Servicio de Compañía, con el hashtag #PrevenirEsCuidarte, fue la que se posicionó en primer lugar entre las campañas de empresas y organizaciones que surgieron durante octubre, indicó Nicestream, empresa especialista en redes sociales. Actualizado: 16 de noviembre de 2017 | Por: Redacción 180 En el Mes de la ...

Will Cambridge Analytica re-emerge as Emerdata? | Fox News

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Publication Date: 2018-05-03
Cambridge Analytica's decision to shutter its operations has prompted speculation that the controversial firm may re-emerge as a mysterious new company called Emerdata. The data mining company announced Wednesday that it plans to file for bankruptcy in Britain and the U.S., saying negative publicity surrounding allegations that it improperly harvested data from millions of Facebook users drove potential clients away. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Cambridge Analytica’s pare...

Cambridge Analytica’s Nix said it licensed ‘millions of data points’ from Acxiom, Experian, Infogroup to target US voters – TechCrunch

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Publication Date: 2018-06-06
The repeat grilling by the U.K. parliament’s DCMS committee today of Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the now ex company Cambridge Analytica — aka the controversial political and commercial ad agency at the center of a Facebook data misuse scandal — was not able to shed much new light on what may or may not have been going on inside the company. But one nugget of information Nix let slip were the names of specific data aggregators he said Cambridge Analytica had bought “consumer and lifestyl...

Cambridge Analytica Is Dead, Long Live Our Data | Boston Review

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Publication Date: 2018-05-24
8 Min read time Share: Image: Book Catalog Were data crimes perpetrated against U.S. voters? We are about to know a lot more. Last March I was sitting at the kitchen table, enjoying my morning coffee, when an email from data.compliance@sclgroup.cc arrived. Two months earlier, I had requested my data from the Trump campaign’s data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, and the subject line of this new email (“Next steps in your request”) seemed promising. Cambridge Analytica, a part of the Br...

If You're A Registered Voter, Your Personal Data Was Likely Exposed By A Data Firm - Digg

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​Bad news if you're a participant in democracy: The personal information of potentially every single registered American voter was exposed by an extremely careless Republican data firm. The breach was discovered by an analyst working for the cyber resilience firm UpGuard, who found voters' "names, dates of birth, home addresses, phone numbers, and voter registration details, as well as data described as 'modeled' voter ethnicities and religions" on a publicly accessible Amazon server. The ...

Cambridge Analytica shuts down after Facebook privacy scandal sees it lose hoards of clients - Daily Record

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Publication Date: 2018-05-02
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe Thank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Cambridge Analytica is shutting down following it's involvement in the Facebook data scandal. SCL Group and it's Cambridge Analytics consultancy are reportedly closing after the privacy investigation saw the companies lose hoards of clients. It comes as the businesses face mounting legal fees while they are at the centre of the recent Facebook row. The firm ha...

Is Digital Security Really Being Enhanced Post Cambridge Analytica? - Citizen Truth

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Publication Date: 2018-05-23
Fallout From Cambridge Analytic Data Usage The conversation surrounding digital security is in the international spotlight following Cambridge Analytica filing for bankruptcy. Data and security experts have begun looking towards blockchain technology as a possible solution in providing additional security for consumers, medical patients, and those who perform professional work on the internet. In December 2015, The Guardian was the first to uncover the ethical concerns associated with Cambr...

Cambridge Analytica to shut down following Facebook data sharing scandal | London Evening Standard

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Publication Date: 2018-05-02
ES News Email Enter your email address Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid Email cannot be used. Try another or register with your social account The Cambridge Analytica consultancy at the center of this year's Facebook privacy row has declared itself bankrupt and announced it is closing. Nigel Oakes founder of SCL Group, the parent company to the consultancy firm confirmed it was closing on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal r...

Cambridge Analytica’s Parent Company Helped Shape Saudi Arabia’s Reform Movement - The New York Times

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Publication Date: 2018-05-31
He has spearheaded the reform effort, and is reshaping the power dynamic in the kingdom and the entire region. But his nobler pretensions have been muted by his outsize spending habits, as well as a roundup of billionaires, princes and other officials tied to previous governments. The government is said to have used coercion and physical abuse to seize billions of dollars from the detainees, who were initially held at the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh. The prince’s motives were again called into qu...

Cambridge Analytica Revenue Fell as Questions About Data Tactics Surfaced - WSJ

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Cambridge Analytica LLC enjoyed good results for 2016, when it worked for the campaign that helped to elect President Donald Trump, but its business declined sharply in the next year as questions mounted about its tactics. Revenue at the data-mining company was only about $5 million in 2017, after topping $25 million a year earlier, according to new bankruptcy-court records. Cambridge—facing...

Social media giants should be forced to reveal political ad details, whistle-blower tells MPs - The Globe and Mail

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Publication Date: 2018-05-29
Open this photo in gallery Whistle-blower Christopher Wylie speaks in London, on March 26, 2018. Alastair Grant/The Canadian Press The Canadian whistle-blower at the centre of the Cambridge Analytica scandal says social media giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter should be forced to disclose all details related to political advertising. Christopher Wylie told MPs on Tuesday that this “simple solution” would go a long way toward addressing nefarious uses of social media in politics such a...

Cambridge Analytica’s Parent Company Helped Shape Saudi Arabia’s Reform Movement - The New York Times

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Publication Date: 2018-05-31
He has spearheaded the reform effort, and is reshaping the power dynamic in the kingdom and the entire region. But his nobler pretensions have been muted by his outsize spending habits, as well as a roundup of billionaires, princes and other officials tied to previous governments. The government is said to have used coercion and physical abuse to seize billions of dollars from the detainees, who were initially held at the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh. The prince’s motives were again called into qu...

Daily Research News Online no. 26190 - Facebook Suspends Apps in Data Abuse Audit

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Facebook Suspends Apps in Data Abuse Audit Facebook says it has suspended around 200 potentially 'suspicious' apps that may have misused people's data, following an audit prompted by it relationship with UK-based data firm Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica has been accused of illegally collecting Facebook profiles which could be matched to electoral rolls. The problems centre around data provided by users of a personality quiz app, thisisyourdigitallife, created by Global Science R...

Democrats Ask Trump Campaign's Data Firms About Overseas Help - Bloomberg

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Publication Date: 2017-10-26
The top Democrats on two House committees are demanding answers from five data analytics companies involved with President Donald Trump’s campaign about their voter targeting and whether they were helped by a foreign entity or actor. Representatives John Conyers of the Judiciary Committee and Elijah Cummings of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said in letters to the companies Thursday that while it’s known that Russia interfered with the 2016 election by targeting voters online,...

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