DOJ And FBI Reportedly Investigating Cambridge Analytica

Christopher Wylie the whistleblower who revealed Cambridge Analytica breached the data of 87 million Facebook users said the company shared the information with Russia. Wylie testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower warns of 'new Cold War' online
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17 Мая, 2018

New Scientist reports that "More than 6 million people completed the tests on the myPersonality app and almost half agreed to share data from their Facebook profiles with the project".

Facebook has suspended roughly 200 apps suspected of misusing data they have gathered on the social media site, a vice president at the company said on Monday.

Wylie also claimed that Stephen Bannon Cambridge Analytica's former vice president  wanted to use information to fight a'culture war
Zuckerberg agrees to face EU Parliament over Facebook data use

Tajani reportedly personally invited Zuckerberg to speak directly to a parliamentary body, giving him the opportunity to explain firsthand what happened to European Facebook users once their data was mined by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm that combines data mining, data brokerage, and data analysis with strategic communication. The second phase is to conduct interviews, make requests for information by asking "a series of detailed questions about the app and the data it has access to", and perform an audit that may include an on-site inspection. Investigators study the company's activities. Cambridge Analytica, which worked on political campaigns for Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, boasted that it could micro-target Facebook users based on intimate details about their interests and affiliations.

That sparked a response from Facebook, which announced changes to how third parties can access data.

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'There is a lot more work to be done to find all the apps that may have misused people's Facebook data - and it will take time, ' Mr Archibong said. Using the application This is Your digital life, created by a Cambridge University Professor of Russian origin, Alexander Kogan, has collected the personal data of 50 million users. Such violations could carry sky-high fines. The missive also contained details of 39 questions the committee believed had not been satisfactorily answered by the appearance in April of Facebook's chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer. He has spent more than eight years covering the ways that tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google navigate the corridors of government - and the regulations that sometimes result.

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