Introduction Half of all Americans believe their personal information is less secure now than it was five years ago, and a sobering study from the Pew Research Center reveals how little faith the public has in organizations, whether governmental or private-sector, to protect their data—and with good reason. In 2017, there was a disastrous breach at Equifax, Yahoo’s admission that billions of its email accounts were compromised, Deep Root Analytics’ accidental leak of personal details of near...
NewsPublication Date: 2018-05-24
8 Min read time Share: Image: Book Catalog Were data crimes perpetrated against U.S. voters? We are about to know a lot more. Last March I was sitting at the kitchen table, enjoying my morning coffee, when an email from firstname.lastname@example.org arrived. Two months earlier, I had requested my data from the Trump campaign’s data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, and the subject line of this new email (“Next steps in your request”) seemed promising. Cambridge Analytica, a part of the Br...