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Facebook investigating employee's links to Cambridge Analytica

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Publication Date: 2018-03-18
Facebook told CNN it is looking into ties between one of its current employees and Cambridge Analytica, the controversial data firm that worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign and was suspended by Facebook on Friday. Joseph Chancellor, now a researcher at Facebook (FB), was a director of Global Science Research, a company that provided data to Cambridge Analytica. The New York Times and The Observer newspaper in London reported Saturday that Cambridge Analytica harvested information...
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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...
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Inside the final days of Cambridge Analytica: Failed rebrands, fleeing clients and Nerf basketball

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Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. For months, Cambridge Analytica employees had heard whispers of a rebrand that would save their business. On Thursday, any lingering hope was extinguished when the embattled data firm linked to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign declared bankruptcy despite weeks of efforts to leave behind its controversial past. Even before CEO Alexander Nix was ousted aft...
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Inside the wacky world of weird data: What's getting crunched

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Publication Date: 2014-02-12
Weird human resources Start with some of the strangest findings about how we work. The big data start-up Evolv sifts thought millions of pieces of human resources data from clients looking for insights about who applies for jobs and who succeeds at work. The idea is to help companies decide who to hire, and how to manage their teams. Evolv CEO Max Simkoff said his firm has found a series of surprising insights about corporate hiring, based on companies' own data. "We've got data on over 3 m...
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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...

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