NewsPublication Date: 2018-03-30
The abuse of Facebook’s platform for political purposes is a problem that doesn’t stop at the U.S border. Governments around the world are continuing to wrestle with the implications of Cambridge Analytica’s acquisition of Facebook user data from the heart of Europe to the capitals of Latin America’s most populous nations. In South America, several chapters are still being written into the public record of Facebook’s privacy privations. Some Latin American democracies are also beginning to i...
NewsPublication 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...
NewsPublication Date: 2018-05-08
The founder of Cambridge Analytica's parent company, Nigel Oakes, told Bloomberg on Tuesday the firm won't be rebranding under a new company called Emerdata. Emerdata, the mysterious data firm featuring several top Cambridge Analytica executives, is under the control of a court appointed administrator in the U.K., Oakes said. Oakes did not say what will happen to Cambridge Analytica's data. The founder of Cambridge Analytica's parent company, SCL Group, says the controversial data analyt...
A decade of apparent indifference for data privacy at Facebook has culminated in revelations that organizations harvested user data for targeted advertising, particularly political advertising, to apparent success. While the most well-known offender is Cambridge Analytica—the political consulting and strategic communication firm behind the pro-Brexit Leave.EU campaign, as well as Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign—other companies have likely used similar tactics to collect personal dat...
NewsPublication Date: 2018-06-01
Despite the revelations surrounding Cambridge Analytica, Facebook users don’t appear to be leaving the platform. A recent Thomson Reuters survey found that more than a quarter of survey participants are actually using Facebook more, eMarketer reported. In addition, 18 percent of users report using the service less, while only 1 percent reported deleting their accounts. Even so, some Facebook users appear to be thinking twice before posting. When asked why they were sharing less content on Fa...
Most Facebook users in US are still loyal to the firm, despite privacy scandal, study finds | Daily Mail Online
NewsPublication 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...
Cambridge Analytica shuts down after Facebook privacy scandal sees it lose hoards of clients - Daily Record
NewsPublication 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...
NewsPublication 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...