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Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Christopher Wylie describes in detail how Cambridge Analytica used ML and Facebook data to micro target US voters, creating 253 predictions per profiled record   —  Whistleblower Christopher Wylie explains the science behind Cambridge Analytica's mission to transform surveys and Facebook data into a political messaging weapon
May 6, 2018, 7:56 PMIn context
The Guardian:
Sources: Cambridge Analytica said it had completely wiped Facebook user data in 2016, which may be true, but it retained models derived from that data into 2017   —  Exclusive: Social network failed to make firm delete valuable models derived from data until campaign was over
May 6, 2018, 7:25 PMIn context
Reuters:
Reuters/Ipsos poll: despite Cambridge Analytica, half of Facebook's US users say they didn't reduce their Facebook use, a quarter say they use Facebook more   —  NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Most of Facebook's U.S. users have remained loyal to the social network despite revelations …
May 6, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
New York Times:
Filing shows executives at Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group, along with the Mercer family, have moved to create a new firm, Emerdata, possibly for “rebranding”   —  The embattled political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica announced on Wednesday that it would cease most operations …
May 2, 2018, 10:00 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Cambridge Analytica is shutting down following the Facebook data misuse scandal, says it was losing clients and facing mounting legal fees   —  Company had lost multiple clients in recent months  —  Cambridge Analytica , a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign …
May 2, 2018, 2:12 PMIn context
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Facebook reopens app reviews, following the pause it took in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal   —  Facebook is reoppening app reviews for developers starting today after pausing them in the wake of the news that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica improperly gained access to large amounts of user data.
May 1, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook says it's building a Clear History feature to let users stop Facebook-collected browsing history and app usage from being associated with their account   —  It's arguably the company's biggest update since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.  —  Facebook users will soon be able …
May 1, 2018, 12:17 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
A history of the Facebook critique “if you're not paying, you're the product” and why it wrongly paints users as powerless pawns incapable of demanding change   —  The history of a dangerous idea.  —  On March 21, at the height of the scandal over Cambridge Analytica's harvesting …
Apr 28, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
In the coming weeks, Facebook Fundraisers will eliminate platform fees, which are 4.3% in the US, for personal causes, such as medical needs, vet bills, more   —  Despite Facebook being under fire for everything pertaining to Cambridge Analytica, the company still hopes to be able to do some good.
Apr 27, 2018, 9:00 PMIn context
Shaun Nichols / The Register:
In a quarterly report filed with the SEC, Facebook warns that it may find more Cambridge Analytica-sized instances of user data misuse   —  It's a $460bn business with a free service... what did you think was going on?  —  Facebook has confirmed what many of us have known for years …
Apr 27, 2018, 8:08 PMIn context

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