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Aleksandr Kogan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

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Publication Date: 2018-03-19
A Cambridge University psychology professor harvested personal data from millions of Facebook users and then passed on that information, much of which was obtained without the users consent, to a political strategy company with links to President Donald Trump’s campaign, Steve Bannon and the billionaire conservative campaign donors Robert and Rebekah Mercer, according to reports from The Guardian and The New York Times. Aleksandr Kogan, 32, worked with Cambridge Analytica, a Mercer-backed fi...
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Donald Trump-Linked Cambridge Analytica Worked in Colombia, Argentina, Mexico | News | teleSUR English

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Publication Date: 2018-03-22
Cambridge Analytica, the controversial firm that helped Donald Trump become the President of the United States, has also done work in Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and is in the process of "moving into Brazil" reports from British broadcaster Channel 4 and Bloomberg have revealed. The Political consultancy has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks after Facebook suspended it for violating Facebook's privacy policies. In a secretly recorded meeting with a journalist posing as a potentia...
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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...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to EU Parliament over data breach | BGR India

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Publication Date: 2018-05-23
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday apologised again for the massive Cambridge Analytica data breach, this time in front of the European Parliament (EU) leaders. Zuckerberg stressed that the social networking giant is trying to plug loopholes across its services, including curbing fake news and political interference on its platform in the wake of upcoming elections globally, including in India. “Over the last couple of years, we haven’t done enough to prevent the tools we’ve built from...
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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...
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UK had three contracts with Cambridge Analytica parent company | Reuters

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Publication Date: 2018-03-21
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government had three contracts in the past with Cambridge Analytica’s parent company SCL Group but they ended well before the current issues, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in central London, Britain March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls The contracts with were with the Ministry of Defence between 2014-2015, the Home Office (interior ministry) in 2009 and the F...
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BRIEF-Cambridge Analytica Closing Operations Following Facebook Data Controversy - WSJ | Reuters

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Publication 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...
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Cambridge Analytica denies campaign support in Colombia

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Publication Date: 2018-04-18
Contrary to claims made on the controversial company’s website, Cambridge Analytica told British parliament that it was never hired for political campaigning in Colombia. Former Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser told a parliamentary commission in the UK that it talked to three different campaigns, but was never hired to campaign in the South American country. Kaiser contradicted her own website, which claimed that the company helped an election candidate in Colombia with “reputat...
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Ex-Cambridge Analytica CEO Tells Lawmakers He Lied on Video - Bloomberg

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Publication Date: 2018-06-06
Former Cambridge Analytica Chief Executive Officer Alexander Nix said reports that he withdrew $8 million from his now-defunct company are untrue, and that he lied to an undercover journalist because he believed it was what "the client wanted to hear." He told a committee of British lawmakers investigating the impact of social media on recent elections Wednesday that he now has "no involvement" in Cambridge Analytica, which is moving through bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S., or associated ...
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Bernie Sanders has his own computer scandal: A data breach exposed Hillary’s secret info — Quartz

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This story has been updated. For forty minutes on Wednesday (Dec. 16), a few staffers working on Bernie Sanders’ campaign accidentally stumbled onto a presidential campaign cheat code: A software glitch revealed information about people Hillary Clinton’s team expects to vote in the presidential primaries, and which candidate they are expected to support. The consequences of the glitch—which originated with Democratic campaign vendor NGP-VAN—could prove devastating to Sanders. The Democrati...
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Cambridge Analytica Associate Severs Mexico Ties After Scandal - Bloomberg

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Publication Date: 2018-03-22
A Latin American mobile app that Cambridge Analytica had hoped to use to mine data for Mexican presidential campaigns has severed ties with the embattled political-advertising firm after the Facebook Inc. data scandal erupted. Pig.gi, which gives 1.2 million users in Mexico and Colombia free airtime and data in exchange for watching ads and taking surveys, says it’s never worked on a political campaign with Cambridge. The startup did share results on two election polls and occasional aggrega...
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Bernie Sanders isn’t running for president anymore. | The New Republic

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Publication Date: 2016-06-10
Sanders may not have acknowledged Hillary Clinton’s historic victory yet, but he knows the writing’s on the wall. Slowly but surely, he’s transitioning from “Guy Running for President” to “Guy Leading a Movement.” Sanders has vowed to compete in Washington, D.C.’s primary, but he’s increasingly using his time to signal to his supporters and to the Democratic leadership that he’ll exit the race. Speaking at a rally in D.C. on Thursday, Sanders didn’t mention Clinton or the convention. Instead...
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Investigators Vow to Pursue Individual Criminal Probes as Cambridge Analytica Is Liquidated

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Publication Date: 2018-05-22
LONDON—British law enforcement officials vowed to continue their pursuit of Cambridge Analytica via criminal probes into individual members of staff after the company sent its remaining employees home and reportedly told them the company would be liquidated on Tuesday. Shuttering the company makes it impossible for the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) to impose financial sanctions on Cambridge Analytica—or individuals who worked for the political consultancy—but investigators will sti...
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Social media giants should be forced to reveal political ad details, whistle-blower tells MPs - The Globe and Mail

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Publication Date: 2018-05-29
Open this photo in gallery Whistle-blower Christopher Wylie speaks in London, on March 26, 2018. Alastair Grant/The Canadian Press The Canadian whistle-blower at the centre of the Cambridge Analytica scandal says social media giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter should be forced to disclose all details related to political advertising. Christopher Wylie told MPs on Tuesday that this “simple solution” would go a long way toward addressing nefarious uses of social media in politics such a...

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