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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 ...

Why political ads on Facebook will still slip by human reviewers - Digiday

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Publication Date: 2017-10-24
Facebook faces an uphill battle in cleaning up political advertising on its platform. Facebook is making adjustments to how political advertisers buy ads on its platform. It’ll still be hard for the social media giant to identify all of the political ads running through its system, though. Facebook can detect a political ad in two main ways. One is by looking at the creative of the ad itself; the other is by looking at who it’s targeted to. As for the ad creative, Facebook can scan the cre...

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...

In Macron, supporters see a champion of optimism - CSMonitor.com

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Publication Date: 2017-05-08
—The improbable rise of Emmanuel Macron as the youngest president in modern French history – held up as a rebuke to transatlantic populism and generating expectations from Boston to Berlin – started with the big hope of women like Christelle Dernon. Ms. Dernon was one of thousands of French people who signed up for the political movement “En Marche” that Mr. Macron started just a year ago, knocking on doors across the country and helping create and curate the message of optimism that ultimat...

EU politicians convert to ‘big data’ as campaign weapon – EURACTIV.com

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Publication Date: 2016-06-21
This article is part of our special report Big data meets politics. US politicians are the acknowledged forerunners when it comes to using digital technologies in election campaigns. But Europeans are making strides in their attempt to catch up, with the 2014 EU election providing a testing ground for big data analysts. The Howard Dean campaign for the 2004 US presidential election is considered as a kind of year zero of data analytics applied to political campaigning. Although he lost the ...

Trump’s Data Gurus Are Now Turning Their Attention To Your TV

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Publication Date: 2017-11-15
Cambridge Analytica, the Anglo-American data and behavioral science firm that worked for Ted Cruz and Donald Trump–and that sparked an investigation in the U.K. and inquiries by U.S. lawmakers–has announced two initiatives in the past year that highlight some of the newer techniques in targeted advertising and the complex relationships that surround them. advertisement Since last year’s presidential campaigns, the company has sought to expand further into targeted, or addressable, TV, an em...

Cofundador de AOL quiere invertir en startup mexicana | Expansión.

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Publication Date: 2017-06-13
Pig.gi fue la única startup mexicana en participar en el Google Demo Day en donde sus cofundadores tuvieron oportunidad de platicar con cerca de 60 fondos de inversión. CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (Expansión) - Pig.gi se convirtió en la única startup mexicana en asistir al Google Demo Day, un evento en el que empresas de reciente creación tienen oportunidad de “vender” su modelo de negocio a inversionistas y participantes del ecosistema de emprendimiento a nivel global. Uno de los asistentes al Demo ...

Basura y veredas, al tope de los reclamos - Información - Últimas noticias de Uruguay y el Mundo actualizadas - Diario EL PAIS Uruguay

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Los problemas de basura, de veredas, pavimento y bacheo son los más reportados por los vecinos del Municipio CH, el más poblado de Montevideo. Entre diciembre y enero, el 49% de los reclamos fueron por estos temas. Se trata de los primeros resultados que arroja la nueva aplicación de este municipio, que en solo un mes de funcionamiento recibió 375 reportes por parte de 294 usuarios. Los ciudadanos de esta demarcación de Montevideo — que comprende los barrios de Tres Cruces, La Blanqueada, P...

Facebook: Warum die Kritik der Politik scheinheilig ist

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Berlin/DüsseldorfMark Zuckerberg hat „Sorry“ gesagt – doch das reicht der Politik nicht. Nach der Anhörung im US-Senat fordern Abgeordnete und Minister weiterhin, Facebook und seinen Chef in die Schranken zu weisen. Auch in Deutschland: So mahnte Bundesjustizministerin Katarina Barley (SPD), dass der Konzern konkrete Verbesserungen für den Datenschutz vorschlagen müsse. Und kaum ein Digitalpolitiker ließ es sich nehmen, den Manager abzuwatschen. Die Kritik ist berechtigt, allerdings etwas sc...

El beso gay prohibido en Martí y cómo salvar su reputación | Expansión.

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Publication Date: 2017-10-11
La cadena deportiva puso a una parte de la opinión pública en su contra después de que el gerente de una de sus tiendas no permitiera al cineasta Manolo Caro rodar una escena con un beso gay. CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (Expansión) - Una empresa tiene dos activos cruciales para su operación: el talento y la reputación. Martí, la compañía que opera clubes y comercializa artículos deportivos, ‘quemó’ los dos en las últimas horas, asegura Oscar Kaufmann, director general de Nicestream México, agencia de ...

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...

Redacción SEO: Escribir para Google | Digital Marketing Trends

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Publication Date: 2016-07-07
“Necesito una redacción para SEO” Si eres redactor es muy posible que hayas recibido un mensaje con estas mismas palabras. Probablemente se te pusieron los pelos de punta al leerlas por primera vez. No hay porqué preocuparse: lo que te están pidiendo no difiere tanto del tipo de redacción al que estás acostumbrado. Sin embargo, ahí van algunos consejos que pueden ser útiles a la hora de enfrentarse a la redacción SEO. ¿Qué es el SEO? Se trata del proceso de mejorar la visibilidad de un si...

México, el único país de Latam presente en el Demo Day de Google

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Publication Date: 2017-06-08
El Google Demo Day junta a un diverso grupo de startups y los lleva a Silicon Valley a exhibir su innovadora tecnología. Pig.gi, startup 100% mexicana, será la encargada de representar a México en el Google Demo Day, siendo la única representante de América Latina. Pig.gi es una aplicación para Android que ofrece conectividad a sus usuarios a cambio de ver contenido en sus pantallas de bloqueo. Fue creada por los hermanos Isaac y Joel Phillips, originarios de Colorado, Estados Unidos. “Con ...

Big Data Semántico: “Las empresas chilenas prefieren esperar que otro lo pruebe primero” - Diario Financiero

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Publication Date: 2017-07-26
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Inside Cambridge Analytica, Few Knew How Soon the End Would Come

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Illustration: Angelica Alzona/Gizmodo Sitting with a friend in a bar in mid-March, a former Cambridge Analytica employee said he was having a beer when someone texted him Facebook’s announcement that it was kicking the data firm off its platform “pending further information.” “I just remember thinking, ‘Oh my God,’” he told Gizmodo. “This is going to be insane.” “I was like, ‘Man, what am I going to do?’” the former employee continued. “I won’t say the writing was on the wall, I didn’t nece...

Justice Department and F.B.I. Are Investigating Cambridge Analytica - The New York Times

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Publication Date: 2018-05-15
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and the F.B.I. are investigating Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct political data firm, and have sought to question former employees and banks that handled its business, according to an American official and other people familiar with the inquiry. Prosecutors have questioned potential witnesses in recent weeks, telling them that there is an open investigation into Cambridge Analytica — which worked on President Trump’s election and other Republican camp...

Cambridge Analytica executives and Mercer family launch Emerdata - Business Insider Deutschland

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Publication Date: 2018-03-21
The power players behind Cambridge Analytica have set up a new company — and the daughters of Donald Trump-supporting billionaire Robert Mercer have just joined as directors. Rebekah and Jennifer Mercer joined Emerdata on March 16, but it is shrouded in mystery. Alexander Nix, the suspended CEO of Cambridge Analytica, is also a director, as well as other executives from parent firm SCL Group. Emerdata also lists Johnson Chun Shun Ko, a Chinese executive from Frontier Services Group, the mi...

Cambridge Analytica founders behind new London-based data processing company | Shropshire Star

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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...

Christopher Wylie reacts to Cambridge Analytica closing

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Christopher Wylie reacts to Cambridge Analytica closing copied! Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie joins Morning Joe upon the announcement the company is ceasing operations and filing for bankruptcy. Wylie also discusses new company Emerdata. Read More

Google Canada rejects allegations it's mismanaging user data | CBC News

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The former head of Research in Motion warned government officials today of the risks of failing to regulate tech giants, while Google Canada's head of public policy rejected allegations the company is failing to transparently and securely manage data. "It's a complex issue because this is the biggest force in the history of capitalism, where six companies come from nowhere to be the most valuable companies in the world in a very short period of time," Jim Balsillie, chair of the Council of C...

Facebook limitiert Zugriff auf Nutzerdaten - PCtipp.ch

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Nachdem sich die Politik und die Öffentlichkeit in den vergangenen Wochen mit dem Datenskandal bei Facebook beschäftigt haben, steht Facebook unter Zugzwang. Bereits vor den Anhörungen von Facebook-Gründer Mark Zuckerberg vor dem US-Kongress hatte das Unternehmen mehrere Massnahmen angekündigt oder eingeleitet, um den Zugriff von Dritten auf die Profildaten bei Facebook zu beschränken. Das Analyse-Unternehmen Cambridge Analytica, das im Zentrum des Datenskandals von Facebook steht, hatte Pro...

Cambridge Analytica won’t be revived under new company name | The Indian Express

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Publication Date: 2018-05-09
Cambridge Analytica announced last week that it was beginning bankruptcy proceedings, saying the media storm over its use of Facebook data had scared clients away. (Image Source: Bloomberg) Cambridge Analytica announced last week that it was beginning bankruptcy proceedings, saying the media storm over its use of Facebook data had scared clients away. (Image Source: Bloomberg) When the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica announced last week it would be closing its doors and filing ...

Goodbye Cambridge Analytica, hello Emerdata?

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Publication Date: 2018-05-03
Hope you're not planning to come back under a different guise... The Wall Street Journal reports that Cambridge Analytica, the shady firm at the centre of the recent Facebook data scandal, is shutting down. Cambridge Analytica, which specialises in the rather creepy field of “psychographic” profiling, acquired the data of more than 50 million Facebook users via an illegitimate route. The company acquired the information without the knowledge of Facebook users who ran a personality quiz app ...

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

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Publication Date: 2018-06-06
Reuters Former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix allegedly withdrew more than $8 million from the British data firm before its collapse last month. The Financial Times, citing sources, reported that Nix took the cash shortly after media reports of Cambridge Analytica's involvement in the Facebook data scandal. He is now in dispute with investors over returning the money, which was reportedly intended to help get successor data firm, Emerdata, off the ground. Nix told British lawma...

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...

The Techno-Colonialism Of Facebook And Cambridge Analytica | HuffPost

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Publication Date: 2018-03-23
WASHINGTON ― Before the scandal broke over their improper use of Facebook user data, British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and its parent, SCL Group, plied their trade of political subterfuge for clients in developing countries. Call it techno-colonialism — the idea that the leaner parts of the world are where you go to conduct your beta tests. Like so much else about Cambridge Analytica and SCL, they were merely putting a sinister flourish on something the tech industry does as a matt...

'There Were Chinese Walls': Ex-Cambridge Analytica Employee Testifies - Sputnik International

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She described the SCL group’s compartmentalized operations, worldwide penetration of political markets and how she had been approached by intelligence agents. Cambridge Analytica’s former Director of Program Development Brittany Kaiser testified before the Fake News inquiry for the UK Parliament’s Select Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. She left the company earlier this year due to competing work commitments, and came forward after recent media coverage about Cambridge Analyti...

Former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix Testifies Before Parliament | WIRED

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During a nearly four-hour grilling before Parliament Wednesday, Alexander Nix, former CEO of the now defunct data firm Cambridge Analytica, faced the ghosts of his past. In the green-carpeted room where the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee interrogated Nix for the second time this year, the audience included Christopher Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee who blew the whistle on the surreptitious harvesting of up to 87 million Facebook users' data; Carole Cadwalladr, th...

Australian leader backs Zuckerberg's grilling in Parliament | WPXI

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Publication Date: 2018-06-07
0 Australian leader backs Zuckerberg's grilling in Parliament - Australia's prime minister said on Thursday he would welcome Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testifying to an Australian parliamentary committee on the social media giant's sharing of data with Chinese phone maker Huawei. Leaders of Australia's Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security have raised the prospect of the 34-year-old multi-billionaire being invited to explain Facebook's relation...

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