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Siglo debuts new platform on Ethereum blockchain – Bankless Times

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Publication Date: 2018-01-23
Siglo announced this week the launch of a new protocol built on the Ethereum blockchain that facilitates free access to mobile connectivity for prepaid subscribers in emerging markets. The blockcha...
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Facebook’s week of shame: the Cambridge Analytica fallout | Technology | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-03-24
Mark Zuckerberg kept his silence – then did little to assuage the anger in a week that laid bare the worst of Silicon Valley Every story has a beginning. For me, the story of Cambridge Analytica a...
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Cambridge Analytica Data Scientist Aleksandr Kogan Wants You To Know He’s Not A Russian Spy

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Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University academic whose app has set off the firestorm about online user data, says he’s considering suing Facebook. LONDON — Aleksandr Kogan wants to set the recor...
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Colombia blocks app it says possibly linked to Cambridge Analytica | Reuters

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Publication Date: 2018-03-29
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia, which will hold presidential elections in May, on Wednesday blocked access to a cell phone application it said might be connected with Cambridge Analytica, the politica...
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Global Science Research stories at Techdirt.

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I'm going to assume that you weren't living in an internet-proof cave this weekend, and caught at least some of the stories about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. The news first kicked off with th...
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Facebook to be banned in Papua New Guinea for a month to research on users' behaviour and deal with 'fake news'- Technology News, Firstpost

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Publication Date: 2018-05-29
The Papua New Guinea government is planning to shut down Facebook for a month to understand users' behaviour and safeguard them from fake news. According to a report in The Post Courier on 28 May,...
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One-fifth of Delaware's population may have had Facebook data exposed : NewsWorks Tonight : Community : WHYY

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The personal information of more than 200,000 Delawareans was compromised in the recently disclosed Facebook data breach, according to the state Department of Justice. Attorney General Matt Denn s...
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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: What a Tangled Web They Weave | HowStuffWorks

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Publication Date: 2018-05-11
" " Facebook users expressed outrage when learning their private data was used by Cambridge Analytica, the recently defunct British firm at the center of a major scandal involving the 2016 election...
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Ex-CEO: Cambridge Analytica became "huge target" after Trump win - CBS News

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LONDON -- The former head of Cambridge Analytica said Wednesday that his political consulting firm got "an incredibly huge target" on its back because of its involvement in President Trump's 2016 p...
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Are you one of the 200,000 Delawareans with compromised Facebook data? - Technical.ly Delaware

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Publication Date: 2018-05-18
State Attorney General Matt Denn — one of 41 attorneys general who signed a March letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stating that they will investigate whether the site’s data breach violated s...
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Facebook Privacy Crisis: How Will Mark Zuckerberg Handle Backlash? – Variety

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Publication 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 per...
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A GOP voter-targeting firm was doing massive data analysis on Reddit - The Verge

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Publication Date: 2017-06-19
A conservative analytics firm apparently scraped a huge trove of Reddit data as part of its voter-targeting efforts. As reported by Gizmodo, GOP-contracted company Deep Root Analytics accidentally ...
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Targeting by Interests | Reddit Help

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Publication Date: 2016-11-07
Interest Targeting With over 250 million users, it can be difficult to know how best to reach your audience. Interest targeting gives you the ability to pinpoint your audience whether you’re a sea...
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Facebook employs psychologist whose firm sold data to Cambridge Analytica | News | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-03-18
The co-director of a company that harvested data from tens of millions of Facebook users before selling it to the controversial data analytics firms Cambridge Analytica is currently working for t...
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ComScore Doesn’t Always Get Consent – Ben Edelman

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This past Wednesday, ComScore raised $82 million in an IPO that jumped 42% in its first day of trading. Some investors clearly like ComScore’s business, but I wonder whether they fully understand C...
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Data gathered from Facebook users likely spread to other databases and dark web, say experts | The Independent

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Publication Date: 2018-03-23
The data on millions of Facebook users that a firm wrongfully swiped from the social network has likely spread to other groups, databases and the dark web, experts said, making company's pledge to ...
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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 s...
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Goodbye Cambridge Analytica, hello Emerdata?

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Publication Date: 2018-05-03
Hope you're not planning to come back under a different guise... The Wall Street Journal reports that Cambridge Analytica, the shady firm at the centre of the recent Facebook data scandal, is shut...
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Cambridge Analytica parent firm in £1m 'entrapment bribe' as suspended CEO's 'racist emails' are exposed

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Publication Date: 2018-03-21
A SCANDAL-hit British tech firm offered a £1million bribe to a politician to entrap him while its boss sent racist emails, it is claimed. Cambridge Analytica's parent company SCL Group carried out...
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How Amazon Helped Cambridge Analytica Harvest Americans’ Facebook Data

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Publication Date: 2018-03-27
Facebook has been rocked by reports of a massive data scrape carried out by Cambridge Analytica and one of its then-contractors, a Cambridge University academic named Aleksandr Kogan. Kogan claims ...
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Cambridge Analytica in Latin America: What We Know So far | Analysis | teleSUR English

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Publication Date: 2018-03-22
Cambridge Analytica in Latin America: What We Know So far Cambridge Analytica worked on U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign, and gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users in o...
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Cambridge Analytica Backers Already Set Up New Data Co, Emerdata

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Publication Date: 2018-03-21
It's unclear what UK-based Emerdata does, but the Mercers are involved, along with Cambridge Analytica executives and Betsy DeVos's brother. Rebekah Mercer, right, with presidential advisers Kelly...
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Facebook data privacy scandal: A cheat sheet - TechRepublic

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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 ...
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Cambridge Analytica CEO Allegedly Sent $8.2Mln to His Other Firm - Shareholders - Sputnik International

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Cambridge Analytica data mining company has shut down amid a scandal over the personal information of about 50 million users it gathered from Facebook in order to allegedly influence some significa...
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In Its Own User Base, Facebook Confronts a Wide and Varied World

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The latest shoe has dropped on Facebook: Private data on 50 million users found its way to a shadowy research outfit, Global Science Research, and then on to Cambridge Analytica, a political consul...
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Half Of Facebook Users Report Privacy Concerns | PYMNTS.com

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Publication 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 participant...
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Why do we stay on Facebook? It’s complicated

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Publication Date: 2018-06-03
By Kathryn Jezer-Morton Lately, I can’t log onto Facebook without being asked to consider my own motivations for using the site. As a researcher who focuses on online communities, I’m accustomed ...
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'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine | News | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-03-20
Sandy Parakilas says numerous companies deployed these techniques – likely affecting hundreds of millions of users – and that Facebook looked the other way Hundreds of millions of Facebook users a...
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Pig.gi Raises $2.3M in Seed Funding |FinSMEs

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Publication Date: 2017-12-19
Pig.gi, a Mexico City-based startup that provides an Android lock screen app that lets users earn free mobile airtime, raised $2.3m in seed funding. Backers included Archipelago Global and other i...

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