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Combination Data Analytics Data analytics has made significant advances in using ‘big data’ to provide insight into human behavior. However, the behavioral models are limited by the type of data recorded. SCL adds another dimension to big data analytics by incorporating social and psychological models to the analysis process. This allows the analysts to use not only inductive data (pattern recognition from the database) but also deductive data (hypothetical social science modelling). Data Dr...
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SCL Social was contracted to assess how technology could be used to provide a forum for youth to engage with discussions on democratic governance in Pakistan. SCL Social evaluated the role that the internet and cellular phone technologies play in the radicalization process in Peshawar in order to give data-driven recommendations on how to reduce the use of such technologies for violent extremist purposes. Recommendations included the development of a practical and data-driven strategic commun...
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Wie die Mutterfirma von Cambridge Analytica die Reformen in Saudiarabien beeinflusste | NZZ

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Wie die Mutterfirma von Cambridge Analytica die Reformen in Saudiarabien beeinflusste Das saudische Königshaus hat seine jüngsten Reformen vor der Umsetzung testen lassen. Dafür engagierte es laut einem Medienbericht die SCL Group, zu der auch die umstrittene Beratungsfirma Cambridge Analytica gehört. Manuel Frick Statt im Vorfeld der Reformen die saudische Bevölkerung zu konsultieren, liess sich Kronprinz Mohammed bin Salman offenbar lieber von einer britischen Analysefirma beraten. (Bild: ...
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Max Blumenthal Reveals Surveillance Program in Yemen Run by Cambridge Analytica Parent Company SCL Group

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BEN NORTON: It’s The Real News. I’m Ben Norton. An explosive new investigative report by the journalist Max Blumenthal exposes how Cambridge Analytica’s parent company SCL Group ran a counterinsurgency program in Yemen on behalf of a U.S.-based military contractor. Cambridge Analytica was a political data company that dissolved this year after it was exposed that the firm had been hired by the Donald Trump campaign to manipulate the 2016 presidential election. Blumenthal obtained exclusive d...
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EU-Facebook-Anhörung: Mikrotargeting gerät ins Kreuzfeuer der Kritik | heise online

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Publication Date: 2018-06-05
(Bild: Benoit Bourgeois, European Union 2018) Ein US-Medienprofessor hat bei einer Anhörung im EU-Parlament zum Facebook-Datenskandal Mikrotargeting als "massenhafte Menschenrechtsverletzung" bezeichnet. Die zunehmende gezielte Werbeansprache von Nutzern mit auf sie zugeschnittenen Inhalten, die auf einer genauen Analyse der persönlichen Daten der Betroffenen beruht, kam bei einer Expertenbefragung im EU-Parlament zur Affäre rund um Facebook und Cambridge Analytica nicht gut weg. Die Demokr...
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Facebook, online political advertising under fire following Cambridge Analytica data breach | The Drum

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Publication Date: 2018-03-17
Facebook and its data practices have been attacked by numerous government officials following revelations that Cambridge Analytica clandestinely gained access to the information of 50 million users. Cambridge Analyica, which has now been suspended from Facebook, stands accused of fraudulently obtaining Facebook user data and then using it to run election ads on US president Donald Trump’s behalf. Facebook's vice president and deputy general counsel, Paul Grewal, admitted in a post yesterday...
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Cambridge Analytica: Britische Datenschutzbehörde fordert Herausgabe von US-Wählerdaten | heise online

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Publication Date: 2018-05-06
Ein US-Bürger verlangt vollständige Auskunft über die Daten, die Cambridge Analytica von ihm gesammelt hat. Da die zuständige britische Niederlassung dem Ersuchen nicht nachkam, will die Datenschutzbehörde ICO nun die Herausgabe erzwingen. Die britische Datenschutzbehörde ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) will von der umstrittenen Datenanalysefirma Cambridge Analytica die Herausgabe aller erhobenen Informationen über einen US-Bürger erzwingen. Zu diesem Zweck hat die Behörde einen Durc...
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Cambridge Analytica's 'victimised' ex-chief lambasts liberal media | UK news | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-06-06
The Cambridge Analytica boss, Alexander Nix, has said he feels victimised by the media coverage that led to the collapse of his company, telling MPs his firm was unfairly destroyed by false accusations made by a “bitter and jealous” whistleblower. Nix was appearing front of MPs for the first time since his business collapsed following accusations made to the Observer by former employee Christopher Wylie regarding its misuse of Facebook data, prompting a global scandal over the power of socia...
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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 personal info from fellow students. “People just submitted it. I don’t know why. They ‘trust me,’” Zuckerberg wrote in an instant-messaging exchange leaked to website Silicon Alley Insider. The guy who would become CEO of one of the world’s biggest tech giants added, “Dumb f—s.” Zuckerberg later expr...
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You're toxic, I'm slippin' under: SCL, Cambridge Analytica file for US bankruptcy • The Register

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Publication Date: 2018-05-18
The US branches of Cambridge Analytica and its parent firm SCL have filed for bankruptcy as execs inch closer to ridding themselves of the toxic brand. The filings, submitted to the New York Southern Bankruptcy Court late yesterday, are for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy – akin to liquidation in the UK – which allows the debtor to escape without having to file a repayment plan*. Cambridge Analytica is the firm at the heart of the Facebook data harvesting scandal, which hit headlines following revel...
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How Cambridge Analytica's Parent Company Infiltrated Yemen - Truthdig

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Publication Date: 2018-06-04
Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part investigation into Cambridge Analytica/SCL’s global operations. The second installment will be published on Truthdig on Tuesday. Internal documents exclusively obtained by the Grayzone Project and embedded at the end of this article show how Cambridge Analytica’s UK-based parent company, SCL group, conducted a surveillance operation in Yemen, using psychological profiling, “strategic communications campaigns,” and infiltration of foreign operativ...
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What was it really like to work for Cambridge Analytica? | Coffee House

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Publication Date: 2018-05-04
From 2009 to 2010 Sven Hughes worked for SCL group, the parent company of the controversial — now deceased — Cambridge Analytica. SCL/Cambridge Analytica and its CEO Alexander Nix have been in the news a lot lately, chiefly because of their role in the Trump campaign. The fall of Cambridge Analytica was prompted by a Channel 4 documentary in which Nix boasted about running ‘counter ops’ — sting operations and so on — against political opponents. The firm shut down on Wednesday. In this podca...
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Cambridge Analytica founders behind new London-based data processing company - AOL

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Publication Date: 2018-03-21
The founders and funders of controversial election consultants Cambridge Analytica are behind a new company registered in London appearing to offer similar services. Executives at Cambridge Analytica (CA) and parent company SCL Group registered Emerdata Limited as a data processing company last summer but they have since listed directors linked to private military contractors, secretive political meetings and the Trump administration. Rebekah and Jennifer Mercer, daughters of the billionair...
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From African American Voters to African Nations, Cambridge Analytica Wages ‘Cultural Warfare’ - Progressive.org

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Publication Date: 2018-05-21
× Expand Lawrence Jackson President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with Raila Amolo Odinga, then Prime Minister of Kenya, and his wife Mrs. Ida Odinga, New York, 2009. Political firm Cambridge Analytica attempted to suppress voting in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, whistleblower Christopher Wylie told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on May 16. Wylie, a former contractor who disclosed the company’s alleged misuse of private Facebook user data earlier this year, said it ...
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The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in South Sudan contracted SCL Social to collect and analyse data on the national disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) program. A survey was conducted across seven states in South Sudan where reintegration services were provided to ex-combatants and women associated with armed forces. After comprehensive analysis, SCL Social developed a set of recommendations for UNDP in order to maximize the future effectiveness of the DDR program.
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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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Exclusive Leaked Docs Expose Yemen-Based Counter-Insurgency Program by Cambridge Analytica Parent Company SCL - The Grayzone Project

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Publication Date: 2018-05-23
Part one of a two part investigation into Cambridge Analytica/SCL’s global operations By Max Blumenthal Internal documents exclusively obtained by the Grayzone Project and embedded at the end of this article show how Cambridge Analytica’s UK-based parent company, SCL group, conducted a surveillance operation in Yemen, using psychological profiling, “strategic communications campaigns,” and infiltration of foreign operatives into indigenous communities through unwitting local partners whom t...
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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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'There Were Chinese Walls': Ex-Cambridge Analytica Employee Testifies - Sputnik International

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She described the SCL group’s compartmentalized operations, worldwide penetration of political markets and how she had been approached by intelligence agents. Cambridge Analytica’s former Director of Program Development Brittany Kaiser testified before the Fake News inquiry for the UK Parliament’s Select Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. She left the company earlier this year due to competing work commitments, and came forward after recent media coverage about Cambridge Analyti...
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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 a “sting” on Caribbean Lindsay Grant — an opponent of one of its clients in 2010, the Times said. PA:Press Association Alexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica, was suspended last night after an undercover expose It paid for a man to pose as an international property developer who offered Grant ...
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Cambridge Analytica chief accused of taking $8m before collapse

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Investors who backed a rebranding of Cambridge Analytica are in a stand-off with former chief executive Alexander Nix after he allegedly withdrew more than $8 million (€7.1 million ) from the scandal-hit data firm shortly before it collapsed. Several people involved in the dispute told the Financial Times the withdrawal came shortly after Mr Nix learned British media was reporting on allegations about his company’s role in a massive leak of Facebook user data in March. Mr Nix did not respond...
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Cambridge Analytica closing after Facebook data harvesting scandal | News | The Guardian

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Publication Date: 2018-05-02
Political consultancy, under fire over use of millions of Facebook users’ data, has begun insolvency proceedings Cambridge Analytica, the data firm at the centre of this year’s Facebook privacy row, is closing and starting insolvency proceedings. The company has been plagued by scandal since the Observer reported that the personal data of about 50 million Americans and at least a million Britons had been harvested from Facebook and improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Anal...
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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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380434279 SCL Cambridge Analytica Project Titania Yemen Plan

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Phase II RESEARCH PLAN (RP) 28 A. Design The project is designed in accordance with a proprietary research methodology, which utilizes a mixed qualitative and quantita- tive design. The data collection is emergent and iterative, moving from qualitative measures through to quantitative methods. The typical research process can broadly be defined in three phases, each with its own aims and measures as detailed below: 1. Identification of Campaign Target Group(s)1: The initial p...
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SCL Social undertook one of the largest socio-political research projects ever to be conducted in the West African region. Working in partnership with both the Ghanaian Ministry of Health and a major British infrastructure company constructing district hospitals throughout Ghana, SCL Social investigated the relationship between the Ghanaian population and its healthcare system. In addition to providing clear strategic recommendations that aim to support the Ghanaian Ministry of Health in opti...
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SCL was contracted to collect population data, conduct analytics, and deliver a data-driven strategy for the Ukrainian government in pursuit of their goal to win back control of Donetsk. SCL’s data and analytics revealed that the Ukrainian government’s credibility was extremely low with target audiences. Willingness to consider the case for a united Ukraine did not translate into support for Kiev. Further, the dispute was highly localized in nature, so any countrywide, Kiev-centered communica...
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A campaign to understand the behaviours and attitudes of the local Afghan population regarding sensitive topics such as religious affairs, local governance, development and justice. The recommendations focused on ways to increase the client’s effectiveness of its engagement with the local population.
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Cambridge Analytica founder says no rebranding under a new name - Business Insider Deutschland

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Publication Date: 2018-05-08
The founder of Cambridge Analytica's parent company, Nigel Oakes, told Bloomberg on Tuesday the firm won't be rebranding under a new company called Emerdata. Emerdata, the mysterious data firm featuring several top Cambridge Analytica executives, is under the control of a court appointed administrator in the U.K., Oakes said. Oakes did not say what will happen to Cambridge Analytica's data. The founder of Cambridge Analytica's parent company, SCL Group, says the controversial data analyt...
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Cambridge Analytica Chief ‘Withdrew $8M’ From Company Linked To Trump’s Wealthy Supporters

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Publication Date: 2018-06-06
The former chief executive of Cambridge Analytica allegedly withdrew $8 million from the data consulting firm before it shut down in the wake of Facebook data breach scandal. The Financial Times on Wednesday reported that Alexander Nix banked the money for "unbooked services" after the first media reports in March revealed that London-based Cambridge Analytica had illicitly harvested 87 million Facebook accounts to target voters during Donald Trump's successful 2016 presidential campaign. Ca...

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