Web
Analytics
The news is by your side.

Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica a British political consulting firm founded in 2013, the organization function included to evaluate the data, perform data-mining and strategic communication during the electoral process.

Cambridge Analytica performs evaluation and investigation for various presidential campaigns including the most controversial presidential campaign of Donald Trump which also brings Facebook under investigation and found guilty for violating user data.

The company was co-founded by Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer, there are also some reports of few millions of dollar was also invested by mercer. The organization is also being under various questions by many newspapers including The Guardian and other giants in the market.

Fix Facebook, whether it wants to or not: whistleblower

Eight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA), whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated -- whether it wants to or not. He is scathing about Facebook's "man-child" chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and the arrogance of the company he runs. "Facebook knew about what happened with Cambridge Analytica, well before the Trump election, well before Brexit, it did nothing about it," Wylie told AFP. "They knew about Russian disinformation campaigns…

Facebook removes ‘treason’ as tag

Facebook has removed “treason” as a keyword to identify its users’ interests for advertisers, it said on Wednesday, after Danish state broadcaster DR revealed its existence. In an article published on Wednesday, DR cited experts expressing concerns that the tag - that Facebook called an “interest category” - could be used by intelligence services in authoritarian regimes to identify people considered subversive. Facebook, the world’s largest social network with more than 2 billion users, creates categories such as…

Facebook still evasive over Cambridge Analytica and fake news

LONDON: Facebook continues to be evasive in its answers to a British parliamentary committee examining a scandal over misuse of the social media company’s data by Cambridge Analytica, the committee’s chair said on Friday. Britain’s digital and media (DCMS) committee is examining fake news, and what the consultancy, employed by Donald Trump’s 2016 US presidential campaign, did with the Facebook data, which was improperly obtained. Cambridge Analytica said it deleted the data when asked and did not use it in Trump’s…

UK orders Cambridge Analytica to hand over American’s personal data

UNITED KINGDOM: Britain’s data privacy watchdog has ordered Cambridge Analytica to hand over all the personal information it holds on a U.S. academic, confirming the right of people abroad to seek data held by a UK firm. Data privacy activists say that it sets a precedent that would enable millions of other U.S. voters to request information that the company had collected on them. The Information Commissioner’s Office served notice to SCL Elections, Cambridge Analytica’s parent, to provide the information it holds on…

Cambridge Analytica shutting down: WSJ

LONDON: The Cambridge Analytica consultancy at the centre of this year’s Facebook privacy row is closing, the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday reported the founder of the firm’s UK-based parent as saying. SCL Group founder Nigel Oakes confirmed that both companies were closing, the WSJ said. The newspaper added, citing an unnamed source, that the decision was taken because the companies were losing clients and facing mounting legal fees in the Facebook investigation. The firm did not immediately respond to a…

Majority of divisive Facebook ads bought by ‘suspicious groups’

WASHINGTON: Most of the political ads about divisive issues that ran on Facebook before the 2016 U.S. presidential election were sponsored by “suspicious groups” with no publicly available information about them, according to a study released on Monday and based on a database of five million ads on Facebook. One in six of those groups was linked to Russia, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study here, and the identities of the rest of the 122 groups that are labeled "suspicious" are still unknown, an…