July 30, 2021

U.S. FTC finds Cambridge Analytica deceived Facebook users

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From Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Friday said they had found now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica deceived consumers about the collection of Facebook Inc data for voter profiling and targeting. The Federal Trade Commission also found that Cambridge Analytica engaged in deceptive practices relating to its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy […]

The most recent Facebook hack is way worse than you probably realize

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By Andy Meek From BGR Carolyn Everson, Facebook’s vice president of global marketing solutions, was as ominous as she could be during an Advertising Week panel today in describing whoever recently hacked Facebook to potentially gain control of tens of millions of user accounts. First, she said, it was an attack that required the hacker […]

Caribbean elections in the age of Cambridge Analytica: SCL, Cambridge Analytica’s Caribbean history

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By Earl Bousquet From teleSUR These revelations — by well-placed persons definitely in the know — clearly show that SCL has been active in the Caribbean for longer than earlier thought. Neither Grenada nor Antigua was named among the several Caribbean territories where Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) and Cambridge Analytica (CA) have boasted about influencing […]

Google would like you to know that your Gmail is safe even though people you don’t know can read it

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By Chris Smith From BGR After a Wall Street Journal exposé that revealed some companies use humans to read some of your emails, to improve the services and apps they have built upon email, Google came out with its blog post to reassure users that their Gmail accounts are safe. That’s the right response, considering […]

The View from Europe: The new masters of the universe

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now It is far from easy to separate fact from fiction when it comes to recent allegations about the effect that big data may have had on Caribbean democracy. This is because it is difficult to determine whether the harvesting and use of personal information by Cambridge Analytica, Aggregate […]

Passport-sellers Henley and Cambridge Analytica’s Nix ‘exchanged ideas’ on Caribbean election

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By Matthew Vella From Malta Today The Spectator reports emails it has seen of Henley’s Christian Kalin briefing Cambridge Analytica client party during 2010 election The founder and chairman of citizenship experts Henley & Partners – which devised Malta’s sale of passports to the global rich – has been reported having briefed a St Vincent […]

Gadget of the week

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A new Firefox add-on limits Facebook tracking By Swapna Krishna From engadget It’s an important tool if you aren’t ready to #DeleteFacebook. It’s safe to say that Facebook’s treatment of its users’ personal data is front and center, with the recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica. Many users are going as far as to stop using […]

Facebook plans to brief Congress on the Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Company representatives are meeting with committee staffers. By Mallory Locklear From engadget IMAGE: rrodrickbeiler Facebook is obviously in some very hot water in regards to Cambridge Analytica’s use of its users’ data. US Congress, the UK Parliament and even the FTC are looking for answers and Facebook is now agreeing to answer them. A company […]

Facebook falls as pressure mounts on Zuckerberg over data leak

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From Newsmax Facebook Inc. shares posted their steepest drop since 2015 as U.S. and European officials demanded answers to reports that a political advertising firm retained information on millions of the social network’s users without their consent. Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are calling on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to appear before […]