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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 political consultancy that has been accused of violating Facebook users’ privacy to influence elections in Britain and the United States. Lawmakers in the United States and Europe are demanding to know more about Facebook’s privacy practices after a whistleblower said Cambridge Analytica improperly accesse...
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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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Another chapter on Facebook’s privacy woes is being written in Latin America – TechCrunch

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Publication Date: 2018-03-30
The abuse of Facebook’s platform for political purposes is a problem that doesn’t stop at the U.S border. Governments around the world are continuing to wrestle with the implications of Cambridge Analytica’s acquisition of Facebook user data from the heart of Europe to the capitals of Latin America’s most populous nations. In South America, several chapters are still being written into the public record of Facebook’s privacy privations. Some Latin American democracies are also beginning to i...
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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 blockchain-based platform connects airtime sponsors with smartphone subscribers, creating a decentralized mobile network powered by the value-transfer between users, providers, and brands. “In emerging markets, increased access to mobile connectivity creates new economic opportunities,” said Joel Phillips,...
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Trump’s Data Gurus Are Now Turning Their Attention To Your TV

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Publication Date: 2017-11-15
Cambridge Analytica, the Anglo-American data and behavioral science firm that worked for Ted Cruz and Donald Trump–and that sparked an investigation in the U.K. and inquiries by U.S. lawmakers–has announced two initiatives in the past year that highlight some of the newer techniques in targeted advertising and the complex relationships that surround them. advertisement Since last year’s presidential campaigns, the company has sought to expand further into targeted, or addressable, TV, an em...
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Cofundador de AOL quiere invertir en startup mexicana | Expansión.

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Publication Date: 2017-06-13
Pig.gi fue la única startup mexicana en participar en el Google Demo Day en donde sus cofundadores tuvieron oportunidad de platicar con cerca de 60 fondos de inversión. CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (Expansión) - Pig.gi se convirtió en la única startup mexicana en asistir al Google Demo Day, un evento en el que empresas de reciente creación tienen oportunidad de “vender” su modelo de negocio a inversionistas y participantes del ecosistema de emprendimiento a nivel global. Uno de los asistentes al Demo ...
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México, el único país de Latam presente en el Demo Day de Google

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Publication Date: 2017-06-08
El Google Demo Day junta a un diverso grupo de startups y los lleva a Silicon Valley a exhibir su innovadora tecnología. Pig.gi, startup 100% mexicana, será la encargada de representar a México en el Google Demo Day, siendo la única representante de América Latina. Pig.gi es una aplicación para Android que ofrece conectividad a sus usuarios a cambio de ver contenido en sus pantallas de bloqueo. Fue creada por los hermanos Isaac y Joel Phillips, originarios de Colorado, Estados Unidos. “Con ...
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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 order to build voter profiles – including in Latin American countries holding elections. 1. Brazil Cambridge Analytica Chief Data Officer Dr Alex Tayler and Managing Director Mark Turnbull told an undercover Channel 4 journalist that the company has been working in Mexico and was now targeting Braz...
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Cambridge Analytica: The data firm's global influence - BBC News

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix has been suspended amid the controversy The company accused of using the personal data of millions of Facebook users to influence how people vote is not shy about its international portfolio. Political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica is facing questions over whether it used personal data to sway the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum. But its reach extends well beyond...
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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 investors. The company will use the capital to continue scaling its mobile airtime platform in Latin America and develop new ways to make internet connectivity more accessible in emerging markets. Co-led by Isaac and Joel (CEO) Phillips, Pig.gi provides an app that allows users to interact with inc...
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Colombia blocks app allegedly linked to Cambridge Analytica

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Publication Date: 2018-03-28
Colombia’s authorities said Wednesday it ordered the shut-down of a mobile phone app linked to Cambridge Analytica, the company that has been accused of mining data from Facebook for electoral purposes. The Industry and Trade Superintendency (SIC) announced it had issues two decrees that seek a temporary shut-down of the Pig.gi app that gave users phone credit if they consumed advertising and participated in polls. The app’s producers have said they stopped working with Cambridge Analytica ...
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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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Pig.gi rewards - Lock screen - Apps on Google Play

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What do you get with Pig.gi? Earn airtime top-ups and movie tickets. What do you have to do? Every time you look at your phone, you’ll see the latest news, trending stories, interesting articles, and ads from brands that you care about. Swipe left to see more, or swipe right to unlock your phone right away. Either way, you earn. Tip : When you share Pig.gi with friends and they register with your referral code, you earn big time! Pig.gi shows you all the relevant things your want t...
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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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Cambridge Analytica Involved in Latin American Elections | Miami New Times

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Publication Date: 2018-03-20
Crafting propaganda programs for political campaigns sure is lucrative. Cambridge Analytica, the British-American "internet messaging" outlet caught on hidden-camera footage this week bragging about blackmailing candidates, bribing people, and coordinating with the Trump campaign, seems to have tendrils snaking all over the world, from the U.K. Brexit campaign all the way to Kenya's last major election in 2017. And it seems the firm has moved to target Latin America and Spanish-speaking vote...
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La startup mexicana que conquistó a Google

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Publication Date: 2017-06-21
Los hermanos Joel e Isaac Phillips crearon Pig.gi, una startup que ofrece internet móvil a los millennials a cambio de ver publicidad. June 21, 2017 6 min read Los hermanos Joel e Isaac Phillips siempre habían querido ser emprendedores. Pero antes de Pig.gi, en 2015, no habían tenido la oportunidad de dedicarse solamente a su propia empresa. Trabajaban en proyectos cortos en distintas compañías hasta que se dieron cuenta de que “para crear un startup hay que dedicar 150% del tiempo”, apunta...

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