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senate will ‘haul in’ cambridge analytica for future hearing – techcrunch


in his opening statement in today’s senate hearing with mark zuckerberg, senator thune (r-sd) noted that cambridge analytica, the company most associated with the ongoing privacy debacle, will be examined separately at another time.“there are plenty of questions about the behavior of cambridge analytica and we expect to hold a future hearing on cambridge and similar firms,” the senator said.thune chairs the commerce, science & transportation committee, which is one of several that combined for today’s hearing, but he did not indicate whether it would be that or another committee, or another group of them, that will talk to cambridge analytica and whichever other companies are deemed to be alike to it.shortly afterwards, sen. bill nelson (r-fl) also noted the intention of inviting cambridge






facebook suspends cambridge analytica for failing to delete user data


facebook inc. said it suspended cambridge analytica, a data firm that helped president donald trump with the 2016 election, after learning that it misled the social-media giant and violated its policy for handling user data.facebook said late friday that it been given information that cambridge analytica, along with two individuals who don’t work there, improperly kept facebook user data for years despite telling the social network that it had destroyed those records. facebook didn’t say how cambridge analytica used that...






facebook suspends cambridge analytica for failing to delete user data


facebook inc. said it suspended cambridge analytica, a data firm that helped president donald trump with the 2016 election, after learning that it misled the social-media giant and violated its policy for handling user data.facebook said late friday it been given information that cambridge analytica, along with two individuals who don’t work there, improperly kept facebook user data for years despite telling the social network that it had destroyed those records. facebook didn’t say how cambridge analytica used that data...






cambridge analytica ceo andrew nix has been suspended – techcrunch


andrew nix, the ceo of the london-based voter profiling company cambridge analytica — which harvested private information from more than 50 million facebook users without their permission to analyze their voter behavior — has been suspended from his job. in an announcement posted to the company’s site, the board said the suspension was effective immediately.nix’s suspension ties directly to footage that was filmed over the last year by britain’s channel 4 news and which surfaced yesterday. the video comes on the heels of investigative reporting by the guardian, the observer and the new york times that has shown how the company used data to target groups and design messages that appealed to their interests.in one minute-long clip, nix boasts of entrapping politicians to meet its clients’ ne






facebook reportedly suspends aggregateiq over connection to improper data-sharin


aggregateiq, a canadian advertising tech and audience intelligence company, has been suspended by facebook for allegedly being closely connected with scl, the parent company of cambridge analytica, reported the national observer.news broke late last month that aiq, which was deeply involved with (and handsomely paid by) pro-leave brexit groups, was not the independent canadian data broker it claimed to be. christopher wylie, the whistleblower who blew the lid off the cambridge analytica story, explained it candidly to the guardian:essentially it was set up as a canadian entity for people who wanted to work on scl projects who didn’t want to move to london. that’s how aiq got started: originally to service scl and cambridge analytica projects.aiq has maintained that it has operated independ






zuckerberg admits it was a mistake not to ban cambridge analytica’s ads – techcr


facebook didn’t ban cambridge analytica when it found out in 2015 that it had received user data from dr. aleksandr kogan, and zuckerberg called that a mistake during his testimony before the senate. cambridge analytica has since been banned.zuckerberg explained that “i want to correct one thing that i said earlier in response to a question from senator leahy. he had asked why we didn’t ban cambridge analytica at the time when we learned of them in 2015. and i answered that what my understanding was was that they were not on the platform, were not an app developer or advertiser. when i went back and met with my team afterwards, they let me know that cambridge analytica actually did start as an advertiser later in 2015, so we could have in theory banned them back then, and made a mistake by






cambridge analytica: facebook row firm boss suspended


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiontuesday's broadcast showed mr nix saying he met donald trump 'many times'cambridge analytica, the firm involved in a row over its use of facebook data, has suspended its boss alexander nix.the chief executive's comments, secretly recorded by channel 4 news, "do not represent the values or operations of the firm," it said.in the footage, mr nix appeared to suggest tactics his company could use to discredit politicians online.however, cambridge analytica said the report had "grossly misrepresented" the conversations caught on camera.the london-based firm, along with the social network, is under scrutiny following claims by a whistleblower, christopher wylie, who worked with cambridge analytica.he alleges it amassed large amounts of dat






cambridge analytica ceo post goes to julian wheatland


cambridge analytica’s acting chief executive alex tayler told the company’s leadership wednesday that julian wheatland, the chairman of cambridge analytica’s british affiliate, would take over as the company’s next chief executive, according to people familiar with the matter. alexander nix, the former ceo who was suspended last month following the release of a video that depicted him touting campaign tactics such as entrapping political opponents with bribes and sex, has officially resigned from his position, according to...






cambridge analytica’s acting ceo steps down – techcrunch


welp. while mark zuckerberg gets the grilling of a lifetime on capitol hill, the firm at the center of all of this is losing its top (if temporary) executive. as day two of the facebook testimony was unfolding, cambridge analytica sent out a brief statement from its board of directors, noting that acting ceo alexander tayler was stepping down from the gig.the two sentence press release thanked tayler, “for his service in what has been a challenging time for the company.” well, yeah. tayler will be sticking with cambridge analytica, however, returning to his former role as chief data officer. tayler stepped into the temporary after it was vacated in late-march, when then-ceo alexander nix was suspended following the release of an undercover video shot by the uk’s channel 4 news. shortly aft






uk investigating cambridge analytica, facebook


london — britain's information commissioner says she is using all her legal powers to investigate the handling of millions of people's personal facebook data by the social media giant and by political campaign consultants cambridge analytica.commissioner elizabeth denham is pursuing a warrant to search cambridge analytica's servers. the company allegedly used data mined from facebook to help donald trump win the 2016 presidential election.she told bbc on tuesday she is also investigating facebook and has asked the company not to pursue its own audit of cambridge analytica's data use. she says facebook has agreed."our advice to facebook is to back away and let us go in and do our work," she said.denham said the prime allegation against cambridge analytica is that it acquired personal data i






facebook suspends trump-connected data analysis firm cambridge analytica


facebook suspended the accounts of cambridge analytica and its parent company after being tipped off that they had not deleted user data as promised.        






facebook suspends cambridge analytica, the data analysis firm that worked on the


over the past few days, facebook said it received reports (from sources it would not identify) that not all of the data cambridge analytica, kogan, and wylie collected had been deleted. while facebook investigates the matter further, the company said it had taken the step to suspend the cambridge analytica account as well as the accounts of kogan and wylie.depending on who you ask, uk-based cambridge analytica either played a pivotal role in the u.s. presidential election or cooked up an effective marketing myth to spin into future business. last year, a handful of former trump aides and republican consultants dismissed the potency of cambridge analytica’s so-called secret sauce as “exaggerated” in a profile by the new york times. a may 2017 profile in the guardian that painted the robert






uk investigating cambridge analytica, facebook


london (ap) — britain’s information commissioner says she is using all her legal powers to investigate the handling of millions of people’s personal facebook data by the social media giant and by political campaign consultants cambridge analytica.commissioner elizabeth denham is pursuing a warrant to search cambridge analytica’s servers. the company allegedly used data mined from facebook to help donald trump win the 2016 presidential election.she told bbc on tuesday she is also investigating facebook and has asked the company not to pursue its own audit of cambridge analytica’s data use. she says facebook has agreed.“our advice to facebook is to back away and let us go in and do our work,” she said.most read business storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeksdenham said the prime all






facebook suspends cambridge analytica, the data analysis firm that worked for th


over the past few days, facebook said it received reports (from sources it would not identify) that not all of the data cambridge analytica, kogan, and wylie collected had been deleted. while facebook investigates the matter further, the company said it had taken the step to suspend the cambridge analytica account.the uk-based cambridge analytica played a pivotal role in the u.s. presidential election, according to its own chief executive’s admission in an interview with techcrunch late last year.in the interview, cambridge analytica’s chief executive alexander nix said that his company had detailed hundreds of thousands of psychographic profiles of americans throughout 2014 and 2015 (the time when the company was working with sen. ted cruz on his campaign).…we used psychographics all thro






facebook shares drop 4.4 percent following cambridge analytica debacle – techcru


facebook has been at the center of a hectic debate about cambridge analytica and the company’s improper use of facebook data. as a result, facebook shares (nasdaq:fb) opened at $177.01, down 4.4 percent compared to friday’s closing price of $185.09.share prices are still going down after the opening bell. nasdaq as a whole is more or less flat — the stock market opened down 0.1 percent. it’s worth noting that facebook shares have been doing well recently:on thursday, facebook suspended cambridge analytica from its platform. the political data analytics used facebook data to help donald trump’s presidential campaign.the main issue is that the company developed an app called an app called “thisisyourdigitallife” to harvest user data. while many people thought they were downloading a fairly h






cambridge analytica: facebook row firm boss suspended


image copyrightpaimage caption alexander nix has been suspended 'with immediate effect' cambridge analytica, the firm involved in a row over its use of facebook data, has suspended its boss alexander nix.the chief executive's comments, secretly recorded by channel 4 news, "do not represent the values or operations of the firm," the firm said.in news reports shown on monday, mr nix suggested tactics his company could use to discredit politicians online.however, cambridge analytica said the report had "grossly misrepresented" the conversations caught on camera.further filming by channel 4 news, broadcast on tuesday, showed mr nix claiming his firm had run the us election campaign for donald trump in 2016. he said that the work the company did, including research, analytics and targeted campa






facebook suspends data firm that helped trump campaign


facebook inc. said it suspended cambridge analytica, a data firm that helped president donald trump with the 2016 election, after learning that it misled the social-media giant and violated its policy for handling user data.facebook said late friday that it been given information that cambridge analytica, along with two individuals who don’t work there, improperly kept facebook user data for years despite telling the social network that it had destroyed those records. facebook didn’t say how cambridge analytica used that...






cambridge analytica ceo promised more than he delivered, clients say


london—cambridge analytica ceo alexander nix’s sales pitch was simple and powerful: his firm’s personality-profiling ability would let politicians win votes by tapping into people’s deepest fears and desires.clients of the company, including donald trump’s presidential campaign, said cambridge analytica struggled to make good on mr. nix’s bold claims.among...






cambridge analytica: mps recall suspended chief alexander nix


image copyrightreutersimage caption mr nix gave evidence to mps last month the suspended chief of cambridge analytica has been asked to appear before mps again amid claims about the company's use of facebook user data.the digital, culture, media and sport committee said evidence alexander nix gave to its fake news inquiry last month contained "inconsistencies".it said this includes his denial the company was supplied data by a firm behind an app that harvested personal details, or worked with facebook data. cambridge analytica denies wrongdoing.mr nix was suspended by the london-based political consultancy on tuesday after footage broadcast on channel 4 appeared to show him suggesting tactics his company could use to discredit politicians online.in a letter to mr nix, the committee chairma






uber denies its cto met with cambridge analytica – techcrunch


uber has denied that its sitting cto, thuan pham, met with cambridge analytica — the controversial political consultancy at the center of a facebook user data misuse scandal.but it has not been able to confirm that no meetings between anyone else on its payroll and cambridge analytica took place.“i’m not sure who they think they met with, but i can confirm our cto never met with them and we don’t have a relationship with them,” an uber spokeswoman told us.giving evidence to the uk parliament earlier this week, former cambridge analytica staffer, brittany kaiser, had claimed that ca executives met with the uber cto in the past two years. although she did not explicitly name pham — just citing the cto job title.the uk parliament’s dcms committee is running an enquiry into disinformation onli






zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm's ceo suspended


london — the head of trump-affiliated data-mining firm cambridge analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million facebook users to manipulate elections.cambridge's board of directors suspended ceo alexander nix pending an investigation after nix boasted of various unsavory services to an undercover reporter for britain's channel 4 news.channel 4 news broadcast clips tuesday that also show nix saying his data-mining firm played a major role in securing donald trump's victory in the 2016 presidential elections.nix said the firm handled "all the data, all the analytics, all the targeting" and said cambridge used emails with a "self-destruct timer" to make its role more difficult to t






facebook data: how it was used by cambridge analytica


facebook has said it believes that up to 87 million users' data was improperly shared with cambridge analytica. cambridge analytica claims its data and research helped donald trump win the us presidency. but how did it turn a facebook user’s data into a personality type, and what did it do with that information?






cambridge analytica’s acting ceo steps down – techcrunch


welp. while mark zuckerberg gets the grilling of a lifetime on capitol hill, the firm at the center of all of this is losing its top (if temporary) executive. as day two of the facebook testimony was unfolding, cambridge analytica sent out a brief statement from its board of directors, noting that acting ceo alexander tayler was stepping down from the gig.the two sentence press release thanked tayler, “for his service in what has been a challenging time for the company.” well, yeah. tayler will be sticking with cambridge analytica, however, returning to his former role as chief data officer. tayler stepped into the temporary after it was vacated in late-march, when then-ceo alexander nix was suspended following the release of an undercover video shot by the uk’s channel 4 news. shortly aft






regulators in the uk are also calling for more hearings into facebook and cambri


as more details emerge about cambridge analytica’s use of facebook data in the u.s. presidential election, members of parliament in the uk are joining congressional leadership in the u.s. to call for a deeper investigation and potential regulatory action.the chair of parliamentary committee investigating “fake news”, the conservative mp damian collins, accused both cambridge analytica and facebook of misleading his committee’s investigation in a statement early sunday morning indicating that both companies would be called in for more questioning.“alexander nix denied to the committee last month that his company had received any data from the global science research company (gsr). from the evidence that has been published by the guardian and the observer this weekend, it seems clear that he






facebook data row: cambridge analytica academic a 'scapegoat'


image copyrightafpan academic who created an app which harvested data from 50 million users says he has been made "a scapegoat" for facebook and cambridge analytica.dr aleksandr kogan completed work for cambridge analytica in 2014, but said he had no idea the data would be used for donald trump's election campaign. the psychology academic told the bbc he wanted the data so he could model human behaviour through social media.facebook says dr kogan violated the site's policies. the cambridge university researcher developed a personality survey called this is your digital life. about 270,000 users' data was collected, but the app also collected some public data from users' friends.cambridge analytica whistleblower christopher wylie said that, as a result, the data of about 50 million users wa






cambridge analytica: facebook data row academic says he is 'scapegoat'


image copyrightafpan academic who created an app which harvested data from 50 million users says he has been made "a scapegoat" for facebook and cambridge analytica.dr aleksandr kogan completed work for cambridge analytica in 2014, but said he had no idea the data would be used to benefit donald trump's campaign. the psychology academic said he wanted the data so he could model human behaviour through social media.facebook says dr kogan violated the site's policies. the cambridge university researcher developed a personality survey called this is your digital life. about 270,000 users' data was collected, but the app also collected some public data from users' friends.cambridge analytica whistleblower christopher wylie said that, as a result, the data of about 50 million users was harveste






cambridge analytica offices searched over data storage


image copyrightepaimage caption the building housing cambridge analytica's office is in central london eighteen enforcement officers working for the uk's information commissioner are searching the london headquarters of cambridge analytica.the high court granted the data watchdog a warrant amid claims the firm amassed information about millions of people without their consent, based on a 2014 personality quiz on facebook.it is part of a wider investigation into political campaigning.both cambridge analytica and facebook deny any wrongdoing.cambridge analytica's acting chief executive, alexander tayler, said the company has been in touch with the information commissioner's office (ico) since february 2017 and it remained committed to helping the investigation.in a statement, he said checks






cambridge analytica: facebook row firm boss suspended


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiontuesday's broadcast showed mr nix saying he met donald trump 'many times'cambridge analytica, the firm involved in a row over its use of facebook data, has suspended its boss alexander nix.the chief executive's comments, secretly recorded by channel 4 news, "do not represent the values or operations of the firm," it said.in the footage, mr nix appeared to suggest tactics his company could use to discredit politicians online.however, cambridge analytica said the report had "grossly misrepresented" the conversations caught on camera.the london-based firm, along with the social network, is under scrutiny following claims by a whistleblower, christopher wylie, who worked with cambridge analytica.he alleges it amassed large amounts of dat






facebook bans trump-affiliated data firm cambridge analytica


facebook suspended cambridge analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for president donald trump’s 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling facebook it had deleted the information.the social network issued a blog post explaining its decision, although the tale is convoluted. years ago, facebook said, cambridge analytica received user data from a facebook app that purported to be a psychological research tool, though the firm wasn’t authorized to have that information. roughly 270,000 people downloaded the app and shared their personal details with it, facebook said.cambridge analytica later certified in 2015 that it had destroyed the information that it received, according to facebook, although the social network said it received repo






cambridge analytica: pm quizzed over conservative links


theresa may has been challenged to explain alleged tory links to firms at the centre of a dispute over the harvesting and use of personal data.the snp's ian blackford said scl, the parent company of cambridge analytica, has been run by a chairman of oxford conservative association.he also claimed its founding chairman was a former tory mp and a director had donated over £700,000 to the party.the pm said she was not aware of any current contracts with the firms.but her spokesman later confirmed the conservatives had held "initial discussions with cambridge analytica in the past, but no action was taken".political consulting firm cambridge analytica is facing questions over whether it used the personal data of millions of facebook users to sway the outcome of the us 2016 presidential electio






what to do if facebook says your info was used by cambridge analytica


the social network will start informing users whether they were impacted by the cambridge analytica data scandal.        






facebook has suspended the account of the whistleblower who exposed cambridge an


tech hath no fury like a multi-billion dollar social media giant scorned.in the latest turn of the developing scandal around how facebook’s user data wound up in the hands of cambridge analytica — for use in the in development in psychographic profiles that may or may not have played a part in the election victory of donald trump — the company has taken the unusual step of suspending the account of the whistleblower who helped expose the issues.in a fantastic profile in the guardian, wylie revealed himself to be the architect of the technology that cambridge analytica used to develop targeted advertising strategies that arguably helped sway the u.s. presidential election.a self-described gay, canadian vegan, wylie eventually became — as he told the guardian — the developer of “steve bannon






7 much scarier questions for zuckerberg – techcrunch


could this be just the beginning of a much bigger cambridge analytica scandal for facebook? the answer rides on how transparent facebook is actually being right now. ceo mark zuckerberg just put forth a statement and plan to improve data privacy, but omitted some of the most grievous inquiries — and stopped short of apologizing.exactly how facebook handled the multi-year fiasco could be core to whether the public forgets and goes back to scrolling their news feed, or whether users leave en masse while government regulators swoop in. with journalists around the world digging in and government officials calling for zuckerberg to testify, the truth is likely to trickle out. here’s what we want to know:to what extent did facebook vigorously investigate whether cambridge analytica had actually






palantir confirms a staff link with cambridge analytica – techcrunch


turns out there is a link between peter thiel’s secretive big data analytics firm, palantir, and cambridge analytica — the political consulting firm at the center of the current facebook data misuse scandal.facebook responds to data misusestarting in 2013, the new york times reports that a uk-based palantir employee worked with cambridge analytica — going on to gain access to the dataset of 50m+ facebook users the latter firm obtained in 2014 via a third party personality quiz app deployed on the social network giant’s platform.in testimony to the uk parliament yesterday, ca whistleblower chris wylie told mps that senior palantir employees worked with the firm on the facebook data to help it build models off of the dataset to use for political ad targeting purposes.at the time wylie worked






palantir confirms a staff link with cambridge analytica – techcrunch


turns out there is a link between peter thiel’s secretive big data analytics firm, palantir, and cambridge analytica — the political consulting firm at the center of the current facebook data misuse scandal.facebook responds to data misusestarting in 2013, the new york times reports that a uk-based palantir employee worked with cambridge analytica — going on to gain access to the dataset of 50m+ facebook users the latter firm obtained in 2014 via a third party personality quiz app deployed on the social network giant’s platform.in testimony to the uk parliament yesterday, ca whistleblower chris wylie told mps that senior palantir employees worked with the firm on the facebook data to help it build models off of the dataset to use for political ad targeting purposes.at the time wylie worked






cambridge analytica offices searched over data storage


eighteen enforcement officers working for the uk's information commissioner are searching the london headquarters of cambridge analytica.the high court granted the data watchdog a warrant amid claims the firm amassed information about millions of people without their consent, based on a 2014 personality quiz on facebook.it is part of a wider investigation into political campaigning.both cambridge analytica and facebook deny any wrongdoing.cambridge analytica's acting chief executive, alexander tayler, said the company has been in touch with the information commissioner's office (ico) since february 2017 and it remained committed to helping the investigation.in a statement, he said checks in 2015 showed all the facebook data had been deleted but the company was now undertaking an independen






how to find out if your facebook data might have been shared with cambridge anal


it’s time to find out if your facebook data was improperly shared with cambridge analytica. late monday, facebook inc. said it began posting notices in users’ news feeds to inform them whether they’re among the estimated 87 million people affected. but you don’t have to wait for the notice.to check if you or your friends logged into “this is your digital life,” the app that shared information with cambridge analytica, click on this help center link....






how to find out if your facebook data might have been shared with cambridge anal


it’s time to find out if your facebook data was improperly shared with cambridge analytica. late monday, facebook inc. said it began posting notices in users’ news feeds to inform them whether they’re among the estimated 87 million people affected. but you don’t have to wait for the notice.to check if you or your friends logged into “this is your digital life,” the app that shared information with cambridge analytica, click on this help center link. ...






cambridge analytica search warrant granted


the uk information commissioner has been granted a warrant to search the london offices of data analytics firm cambridge analytica.a spokesperson said the organisation was "pleased" and plans "to execute the warrant shortly".cambridge analytica is facing claims it amassed the data of millions of people without their consent, based on a 2014 quiz on facebook.both cambridge analytica and facebook deny any wrongdoing.this breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. please refresh the page for the fullest version.you can receive breaking news on a smartphone or tablet via the bbc news app. you can also follow @bbcbreaking on twitter to get the latest alerts.






cambridge analytica suspends ceo as facebook data outcry intensifies; zuckerberg


he head of trump-affiliated data-mining firm cambridge analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million facebook users to manipulate elections.cambridge's board of directors suspended ceo alexander nix pending an investigation after nix boasted of various unsavory services to an undercover reporter for britain's channel 4 news.channel 4 news broadcast clips tuesday that also show nix saying his data-mining firm played a major role in securing donald trump's victory in the 2016 presidential elections.nix said the firm handled "all the data, all the analytics, all the targeting" and said cambridge used emails with a "self-destruct timer" to make its role more difficult to trace.phili






facebook suspends cambridge analytica, the data analysis firm that worked on the


facebook announced late friday that it had suspended the account of strategic communication laboratories, and its political data analytics firm cambridge analytica — which used facebook data to target voters for president donald trump’s campaign in the 2016 election. in a statement released by paul grewal, the company’s vice president and deputy general counsel, facebook explained that the suspension was the result of a violation of its platform policies. the company noted that the very unusual step of a public blog post explaining the decision to act against cambridge analytica was due to “the public prominence of this organization.”facebook claims that back in 2015 cambridge analytica obtained facebook user information without approval from the social network through work the company did






cambridge analytica: mps recall suspended chief alexander nix


image copyrightreutersimage caption mr nix gave evidence to mps last month the suspended chief of cambridge analytica has been asked to appear before mps again amid claims about the company's use of facebook user data.the digital, culture, media and sport committee said evidence alexander nix gave to its fake news inquiry last month contained "inconsistencies".it said this includes his denial the company was supplied data by a firm behind an app that harvested personal details, or worked with facebook data. cambridge analytica denies wrongdoing.mr nix was suspended by the london-based political consultancy on tuesday after footage broadcast on channel 4 appeared to show him suggesting tactics his company could use to discredit politicians online.in a letter, the committee chairman, damian






facebook suspends data firm that helped trump campaign


facebook inc. fb 0.67% said it suspended cambridge analytica, a data firm that helped president donald trump with the 2016 election, after learning that it misled the social-media giant and violated its policy for handling user data.facebook said late friday that it been given information that cambridge analytica, along with two individuals who don’t work there, improperly kept facebook user data for years despite telling the social network that it had destroyed those records. facebook didn’t say how cambridge analytica used that data or if it gave the data to the trump campaign.facebook, which didn’t elaborate on the source of its information, said it is suspending cambridge analytica, its parent strategic communication laboratories and the two individuals from buying ads or administering






the latest: cambridge analytica suspends ceo pending probe


new york — the latest on the alleged use of personal facebook data by political consulting firm cambridge analytica (all times local):3:05 p.m.the board of cambridge analytica says it has suspended ceo alexander nix pending a full independent investigation of his actions.the board cited comments nix made to an undercover reporter for britain's channel 4 news and other allegations of wrongdoing for its action tuesday.it says his comments "do not represent the values or operations of the firm and his suspension reflects the seriousness with which we view the violation."the board says in an announcement posted on the data-mining company's website that the suspension is effective immediately.___3:00 p.m.a british tv news program is airing more footage from the secretly recorded meeting one of






facebook suspends canadian firm amid data mining scandal


menlo park, calif. (ap) — facebook says it has suspended a canadian political consulting firm amid media reports it had ties to cambridge analytica, a british data mining company accused of obtaining data from up to 87 million facebook users to sway elections.menlo park, california-based facebook says in a statement issued saturday that aggregateiq may have improperly received data from facebook users. aggregateiq will lose all facebook access.cambridge analytica was employed by donald trump’s presidential campaign. it says it received data from 30 million users but never used it in the 2016 campaign.whistleblowers say aggregateiq worked on the campaign for great britain to exit the european union.most read business storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeksaggregateiq says on its web






cambridge analytica: british broadcaster secretly tapes 'honey-trap' c


the investigation broadcast monday showed cambridge analytica ceo alexander nix say the firm could "send some girls around to the candidate’s house."        






facebook will tell you today if cambridge analytica had access to your data – te


last week, facebook revealed that 87 million or so users potentially had their data improperly shared with cambridge analytica — and you’ve no doubt been wondering if yours is among them. today the site will share that information with users. the disclosure arrives by way of a new “protecting your information” link set to appear at the top users’ feeds. the landing page lets users manage the third-party apps using the site to log-in and lets them know whether that information has been improperly shared with cambridge analytica“we have banned the website ‘this is your digital life,’ which one of your friends used facebook to log into,” the note is set to read. “we did this because the website may have misused some of your facebook information by sharing it with a company called cambridge an






cambridge analytica: pm quizzed over conservative links


theresa may has been challenged to explain alleged tory links to firms at the centre of a dispute over the harvesting and use of personal data.the snp's ian blackford said scl, the parent company of cambridge analytica, has been run by a chairman of oxford conservative association.he also claimed its founding chairman was a former tory mp and a director had donated over £700,000 to the party.the pm said she was not aware of any current contracts with the firms.the prime minister's official spokesman later said that three government departments had had contracts with the scl group in the past.political consulting firm cambridge analytica is facing questions over whether it used the personal data of millions of facebook users to sway the outcome of the us 2016 presidential election and the u






trump’s new national security advisor has ties to cambridge analytica – techcrun


trump’s third national security advisor, john bolton, shares at least one thing in common with his first one, michael flynn: both men have ties to cambridge analytica, a political data firm at the center of a new facebook privacy firestorm.in a new story, the new york times reports that john bolton’s political action committee the john bolton super pac hired cambridge analytica in august 2014, “months after the political data firm was founded and while it was still harvesting the facebook data.”in cambridge analytica’s early days, bolton’s pac funneled $1.2 million toward polling and “behavioral microtargeting with psychographic messaging” over the course of two years.“to do that work, cambridge used facebook data, according to the documents and two former employees familiar with the work,






trump’s new national security advisor has ties to cambridge analytica – techcrun


trump’s third national security advisor john bolton shares at least one thing in common with his first one, michael flynn: both men have ties to cambridge analytica, a political data firm at the center of a new facebook privacy firestorm.in a new story, the new york times reports that john bolton’s political action committee the john bolton super pac hired cambridge analytica in august 2014, “months after the political data firm was founded and while it was still harvesting the facebook data.”in cambridge analytica’s early days, bolton’s pac funneled $1.2 million toward polling and “behavioral microtargeting with psychographic messaging” over the course of two years.“to do that work, cambridge used facebook data, according to the documents and two former employees familiar with the work,”