AggregateIQ, Canadian data firm at centre of global controversy, was hired by clients big and small - The Globe and Mail
NewsPublication Date: 2018-04-16
AggregateIQ, the Victoria consultancy that was suspended by Facebook amid controversy over its role in political campaigns in Britain and elsewhere, worked on a range of smaller elections in Canada – including an ill-fated comeback last year by a former mayor in Newfoundland. A list of AggregateIQ’s Canadian clients is detailed in files uncovered online in late March by UpGuard Inc. The U.S. cybersecurity consulting firm discovered some of the inner workings of AggregateIQ after the B.C. com...
NewsPublication Date: 2018-05-02
May 2 (Reuters) - * CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA CLOSING OPERATIONS FOLLOWING FACEBOOK DATA CONTROVERSY - WSJ * NIGEL OAKES, THE FOUNDER OF SCL GROUP, CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA’S BRITISH AFFILIATE, CONFIRMED THAT BOTH COMPANIES WERE CLOSING DOWN - WSJ * CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA DECIDED TO CLOSE ITS DOORS BECAUSE IT WAS LOSING CLIENTS AND FACING MOUNTING LEGAL FEES IN THE FACEBOOK INVESTIGATION - WSJ * CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA IS SHUTTING DOWN EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY AND EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN TOLD TO TURN IN THEIR COMPU...
NewsPublication Date: 2018-03-19
The data scientist who gathered information on millions of Americans for Cambridge Analytica, the controversial data firm that worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, says he would be happy to testify before Congress and speak to the FBI about the work he did for the company. Aleksandr Kogan made the remarks in an email he sent to colleagues at Cambridge University this weekend that was obtained by CNN. "I've also seriously been asked if the FBI has reached out, if the two congressi...