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Facebook Privacy Crisis: How Will Mark Zuckerberg Handle Backlash? – Variety

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Publication Date: 2018-04-03
In 2004, when Mark Zuckerberg was a Harvard undergrad working on a skunkworks project called The , a friend asked him how he’d managed to obtain more than 4,000 emails, photos and other bits of personal info from fellow students. “People just submitted it. I don’t know why. They ‘trust me,’” Zuckerberg wrote in an instant-messaging exchange leaked to website Silicon Alley Insider. The guy who would become CEO of one of the world’s biggest tech giants added, “Dumb f—s.” Zuckerberg later expr...

You're toxic, I'm slippin' under: SCL, Cambridge Analytica file for US bankruptcy • The Register

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Publication Date: 2018-05-18
The US branches of Cambridge Analytica and its parent firm SCL have filed for bankruptcy as execs inch closer to ridding themselves of the toxic brand. The filings, submitted to the New York Southern Bankruptcy Court late yesterday, are for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy – akin to liquidation in the UK – which allows the debtor to escape without having to file a repayment plan*. Cambridge Analytica is the firm at the heart of the Facebook data harvesting scandal, which hit headlines following revel...

How Cambridge Analytica's Parent Company Infiltrated Yemen - Truthdig

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Publication Date: 2018-06-04
Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part investigation into Cambridge Analytica/SCL’s global operations. The second installment will be published on Truthdig on Tuesday. Internal documents exclusively obtained by the Grayzone Project and embedded at the end of this article show how Cambridge Analytica’s UK-based parent company, SCL group, conducted a surveillance operation in Yemen, using psychological profiling, “strategic communications campaigns,” and infiltration of foreign operativ...

What was it really like to work for Cambridge Analytica? | Coffee House

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Publication Date: 2018-05-04
From 2009 to 2010 Sven Hughes worked for SCL group, the parent company of the controversial — now deceased — Cambridge Analytica. SCL/Cambridge Analytica and its CEO Alexander Nix have been in the news a lot lately, chiefly because of their role in the Trump campaign. The fall of Cambridge Analytica was prompted by a Channel 4 documentary in which Nix boasted about running ‘counter ops’ — sting operations and so on — against political opponents. The firm shut down on Wednesday. In this podca...

Ex-CEO: Cambridge Analytica became "huge target" after Trump win - CBS News

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LONDON -- The former head of Cambridge Analytica said Wednesday that his political consulting firm got "an incredibly huge target" on its back because of its involvement in President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Alexander Nix said his now-defunct firm had become the subject of global derision and was unfairly blamed for putting Mr. Trump in office. The remarks came as an unrepentant Nix clashed with British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook data in election campaigns. The Pa...

Boss at centre of data row tells British MPs he has been ‘victimised’ | Irish Examiner

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Publication Date: 2018-06-06
The former boss of Cambridge Analytica has claimed his company has been “victimised” by a liberal backlash against Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Alexander Nix was suspended as the data analysis firm’s chief executive after being filmed discussing the use of prostitutes and bribes in honey-traps to discredit politicians, and later resigned amid claims of the misuse of Facebook users’ personal information in the Trump campaign. Giving evidence to a British parliamentary committee, ...

Facebook to be banned in Papua New Guinea for a month to research on users' behaviour and deal with 'fake news'- Technology News, Firstpost

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Publication Date: 2018-05-29
The Papua New Guinea government is planning to shut down Facebook for a month to understand users' behaviour and safeguard them from fake news. According to a report in The Post Courier on 28 May, communication minister Sam Basil said the shutdown would enable the department and Papua New Guinea National Research Institute conduct research on how the social networking site is being used by users. "The time will allow information to be collected to identify users that hide behind fake accoun...

One-fifth of Delaware's population may have had Facebook data exposed : NewsWorks Tonight : Community : WHYY

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The personal information of more than 200,000 Delawareans was compromised in the recently disclosed Facebook data breach, according to the state Department of Justice. Attorney General Matt Denn said 902 Facebook users in Delaware installed an app that allowed Global Science Research to access personal information of those users and their friends without their knowledge or permission. Facebook estimated that nearly 201,000 people in Delaware were friends with those on the social media site w...

Are you one of the 200,000 Delawareans with compromised Facebook data? - Technical.ly Delaware

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Publication Date: 2018-05-18
State Attorney General Matt Denn — one of 41 attorneys general who signed a March letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stating that they will investigate whether the site’s data breach violated state laws — found that more than 200,000 people in Delaware alone may have had their personal data exposed to Cambridge Analytica and other third parties. In a state with only 960,000 people, that’s no small number. Assuming every Delawarean had Facebook (and that’s not the case), there’d be a roug...

Zuckerberg’s False Promises: Examining The Ethics of Data in the Social Media Era - Dataconomy

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Publication Date: 2018-05-11
During his appearance before the United States Senate’s Commerce and Judiciary committees, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did quite the job tiptoeing through a minefield of potentially threatening inquiries. Based on his answers, he either has no idea how the platform – which was founded controversially – works, or he blatantly lied to protect his interests in the firm. Despite the obviously high-tech nature of Facebook, no experts were present to evaluate the claims of the technology mogul. W...

From African American Voters to African Nations, Cambridge Analytica Wages ‘Cultural Warfare’ - Progressive.org

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Publication Date: 2018-05-21
× Expand Lawrence Jackson President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with Raila Amolo Odinga, then Prime Minister of Kenya, and his wife Mrs. Ida Odinga, New York, 2009. Political firm Cambridge Analytica attempted to suppress voting in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, whistleblower Christopher Wylie told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on May 16. Wylie, a former contractor who disclosed the company’s alleged misuse of private Facebook user data earlier this year, said it ...

Cambridge Analytica: Britische Datenschutzbehörde fordert Herausgabe von US-Wählerdaten | heise online

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Publication Date: 2018-05-06
Ein US-Bürger verlangt vollständige Auskunft über die Daten, die Cambridge Analytica von ihm gesammelt hat. Da die zuständige britische Niederlassung dem Ersuchen nicht nachkam, will die Datenschutzbehörde ICO nun die Herausgabe erzwingen. Die britische Datenschutzbehörde ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) will von der umstrittenen Datenanalysefirma Cambridge Analytica die Herausgabe aller erhobenen Informationen über einen US-Bürger erzwingen. Zu diesem Zweck hat die Behörde einen Durc...

Cambridge Analytica founders behind new London-based data processing company - AOL

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Publication Date: 2018-03-21
The founders and funders of controversial election consultants Cambridge Analytica are behind a new company registered in London appearing to offer similar services. Executives at Cambridge Analytica (CA) and parent company SCL Group registered Emerdata Limited as a data processing company last summer but they have since listed directors linked to private military contractors, secretive political meetings and the Trump administration. Rebekah and Jennifer Mercer, daughters of the billionair...

Trump Is Playing Catch-Up In The Data-Driven Ground Game, But Does It

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Publication Date: 2016-01-28
With a big mouth, plenty of buzz, and a yuuge media presence, does Donald Trump still need a data-driven get-out-the-vote operation to win in Iowa and New Hampshire? advertisement The real-estate developer has disrupted the presidential campaign like few other candidates in history and has shown an amazing ability–through the sheer forces of his personality and a populist movement receptive to his message–to survive the outrage over some of his offensive statements and to dodge bullets fire...

How political campaigns use big data to get out the vote - TechRepublic

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It is an election year. If you will recall, at TechRepublic and ZDNet in 2016, we tracked not the horse race, but the data and technology that powers politics. Why? Because there's a ton of information private industry and other institutions, like academics and NGOs, can get from learning how politics use and doesn't use data. TechRepublic met with Paul Westcott, vice president of data at L2 Political, one of the largest data vendors in politics. The political world is its own world, and for...

Cambridge Analytica: how did it turn clicks into votes? | News | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-05-06
How do 87m records scraped from Facebook become an advertising campaign that could help swing an election? What does gathering that much data actually involve? And what does that data tell us about ourselves? The Cambridge Analytica scandal has raised question after question, but for many, the technological USP of the company, which announced last week that it was closing its operations, remains a mystery. For those 87 million people probably wondering what was actually done with their data...

Targeting your ads - AdWords Help

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Targeting ads is an essential part of a successful advertising campaign. You may have designed the perfect ad, but you'll need to show it to the right people at the right time to better reach your goal. AdWords offers different ways of targeting your ads. Existing ad groups without targeting will be automatically paused as a one-time exception to ensure they don't run ads you don't intend to show. Going forward, manually pause ad groups that aren’t ready to show ads. Learn more at Pause or r...

Targeting by Interests | Reddit Help

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Publication Date: 2016-11-07
Interest Targeting With over 250 million users, it can be difficult to know how best to reach your audience. Interest targeting gives you the ability to pinpoint your audience whether you’re a seasoned Reddit marketer or new to Reddit Ads. Why Should I Use Interest Targeting: With interest targeting, you can display your ad to the right audience based off a user’s browsing behavior on Reddit! How Interest Targeting Works: Targeting an interest group means you are targeting users who have...

Xaxis’ First Latin America CEO Talks About Growing Business In A Region With Vastly Diverse Cultures | AdExchanger

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Publication Date: 2016-08-03
WPP-owned ad network-slash-tech shop Xaxis has its first-ever Latin America CEO. Lucas Mentasti was promoted from the unit’s Latin America managing director to its chief. It’s a big step up from where he started in 2013, moving from Publicis-owned Starcom to head up Xaxis’ Latin America business. At that time, “head up” meant doing everything, from selling to counting all the I/Os. Such are the glories of being the only employee. Xaxis’ Latin America unit has grown significantly since then. I...

ComScore Doesn’t Always Get Consent – Ben Edelman

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This past Wednesday, ComScore raised $82 million in an IPO that jumped 42% in its first day of trading. Some investors clearly like ComScore’s business, but I wonder whether they fully understand ComScore’s business model, privacy implications, and poor track record of nonconsensual installations. ComScore’s tracking software is remarkably invasive. The privacy policy for ComScore’s RelevantKnowledge tracking program purports to grant ComScore the right to track users’ name and address, brow...

Exclusive Leaked Docs Expose Yemen-Based Counter-Insurgency Program by Cambridge Analytica Parent Company SCL - The Grayzone Project

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Publication Date: 2018-05-23
Part one of a two part investigation into Cambridge Analytica/SCL’s global operations By Max Blumenthal Internal documents exclusively obtained by the Grayzone Project and embedded at the end of this article show how Cambridge Analytica’s UK-based parent company, SCL group, conducted a surveillance operation in Yemen, using psychological profiling, “strategic communications campaigns,” and infiltration of foreign operatives into indigenous communities through unwitting local partners whom t...

Inside Cambridge Analytica’s Virtual Currency Plans - The New York Times

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Publication Date: 2018-04-17
SAN FRANCISCO — The embattled political data firm Cambridge Analytica quietly sought to develop its own virtual currency in recent months through a so-called initial coin offering, a novel fund-raising method that has come under growing scrutiny by financial regulators around the world. The offering was part of a broader, but still very private push that the firm was making into the nascent world of cryptocurrencies over the last year. Much like its acquisition of Facebook data to build psy...

Exposed: Undercover secrets of Trump’s data firm – Channel 4 News

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Publication Date: 2018-03-20
An investigation by Channel 4 News has revealed how Cambridge Analytica claims it ran ‘all’ of President Trump’s digital campaign – and may have broken election law. As the report went on air, the firm announced it has suspended chief executive Alexander Nix, pending a full investigation. An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News has revealed how Cambridge Analytica claims it ran key parts of the presidential campaign for Donald Trump. The British data company was secretly filmed discus...

Facebook employs psychologist whose firm sold data to Cambridge Analytica | News | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-03-18
The co-director of a company that harvested data from tens of millions of Facebook users before selling it to the controversial data analytics firms Cambridge Analytica is currently working for the tech giant as an in-house psychologist. ‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower Read more Joseph Chancellor was one of two founding directors of Global Science Research (GSR), the company that harvested Facebook data using a personality app under the ...

Big Data vs. Storytelling: Welche Art von Wahlkampf ist erfolgreicher?

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Im Wahlkampf gibt es zwei verfeindete Lager: Nein, nicht die Parteien, sondern die Planer ihrer Kampagnen. Die einen setzen vor allem auf Daten, die anderen wollen starke Geschichten für die Wähler inszenieren. Wer hat recht? Arun Chaudhary steht auf einer Bühne in der Factory, einem Startup-Zentrum in Berlin, und erklärt dem in der Maihitze schwitzenden Publikum, wie man Wahlen gewinnt. Die Campaign Tech Europe ist eine Konferenz für die neuesten Digitalstrategien und Kampagnentechnologien,...

Data gathered from Facebook users likely spread to other databases and dark web, say experts | The Independent

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Publication Date: 2018-03-23
The data on millions of Facebook users that a firm wrongfully swiped from the social network has likely spread to other groups, databases and the dark web, experts said, making company's pledge to safeguard its users’ privacy hard to enforce. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said earlier this week that it would notify users whose data might have been taken by Cambridge Analytica, a political marketing firm that worked for the Trump campaign. Cambridge Analytica obtained the data of an estimat...

Cambridge Analytica - an object lesson in failed due diligence and deception

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Publication Date: 2018-03-21
While attention is being paid to Cambridge Analytica, the focus is misplaced. This story explains why and why due diligence is vital in your dealings. Liam O’Hare at Bellacaledonia has done a first-rate job investigating the ties between Cambridge Analytica, the British political establishment and espionage services. (hat tip to James Governor) O’Hare uncovers a web of connections between powerful politicians, the people who run Cambridge Analytica, SCL and its primary trading group member ...

LMP lève 4 millions pour exporter son logiciel de campagne politique, Financement

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Publication Date: 2017-12-04
Présidentielle, législatives : l'année 2017 a été chargée en élections pour la jeune pousse française Liegey Muller Pons (LMP) qui a mis au point un logiciel de campagne politique qu'elle propose aux partis et/ou aux candidats. Elle se termine en beauté : la start-up vient de boucler un tour de table de série A, qui lui a permis de récolter 4 millions d'euros auprès d'Odyssée Venture et Kima Ventures (le fonds d'investissement de Xavier Niel) et d'un investisseur privé allemand. « Avec ces f...

How Obama Won The French Election | HuffPost

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Publication Date: 2017-06-19
French President Emmanuel Macron’s party, La Republique En Marche, won a resounding victory Sunday in the final round of the country’s parliamentary elections, gaining a commanding majority in the National Assembly. The victory, which dramatically reshapes French politics, is particularly remarkable given that Macron’s party is just a year old and many of its elected representatives are new to government. Macron himself was practically unknown a year ago. But amid a fracturing of support for...

How academic at centre of Facebook scandal tried – and failed – to spin personal data into gold | News | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-04-24
How academic at centre of Facebook scandal tried – and failed – to spin personal data into gold As Aleksandr Kogan goes before parliament on Tuesday to account for his role in the controversial harvesting of Facebook data that was later used by Cambridge Analytica, he leaves behind him two unsuccessful companies and a once-promising academic career. Kogan was a young psychologist fresh off a post-doctoral fellowship when he earned an appointment as a lecturer at Cambridge University in 2012...

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