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Washington Post:
Sources: DOJ's probe into the Cambridge Analytica scandal has broadened to focus on the actions and statements of Facebook; FBI, SEC, and FTC are also involved   —  A federal investigation into Facebook's sharing of data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has broadened to focus …
Jul 2, 2018, 6:01 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out changes to some APIs, shutting down some while adding restrictions and mandatory app reviews to others, in wake of Cambridge Analytica   —  Following the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal and the more recent discovery of a Facebook app that had been leaking data on 120 million users …
Jul 2, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Inti De Ceukelaire:
Researcher: Facebook quiz maker NameTests exposed personal info of ~120M users for years, in a data leak that was fixed after the Cambridge Analytica scandal   —  Ever took a personality test on Facebook?  For years, anyone could have accessed your private information, friends, posts and photos.
Jun 28, 2018, 2:55 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
University of Cambridge professor Jon Rust warned about dangers of Cambridge Analytica in '14; Facebook now accuses his department of being complicit in scandal   —  IN DECEMBER 2014, John Rust wrote to the head of the legal department at the University of Cambridge, where he is a professor, warning them that a storm was brewing.
Jun 20, 2018, 8:20 AMIn context
Recode:
Full video and transcript of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and CTO Mike Schroepfer at Code, on Cambridge Analytica, fake accounts, regulation, a paid model, more   —  “To this day, we still don't actually know what data Cambridge Analytica had.” … Kara Swisher: I don't think we have to say much.
May 30, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Vermont begins regulating data brokers, which now have to register, notify about breaches, and can be sued if data's misused, e.g. for fraud or racial profiling   —  While Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are hogging the spotlight, data brokers that collect your information from hundreds …
May 27, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Seb Joseph / Digiday:
Advertisers on Facebook are re-examining their ad spend commitments to the platform as average price per ad goes up and ad targeting gets harder after GDPR   —  Advertisers are more concerned that they are wasting money on Facebook than they are about the platform's privacy lapses.
May 14, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
New Scientist:
Investigation: data collected by Facebook quiz myPersonality was shared with researchers over insecure site, leaving 3M+ users' details vulnerable for 4 years   —  Data from millions of Facebook users who used a popular personality app, including their answers to intimate questionnaires …
May 14, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
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

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