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Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Ex-Cambridge Analytica employee tells UK Parliament that Kogan/GSR's Facebook datasets/questionnaires were not the only ones CA used, cites two other FB quizzes   —  Far more than 87 million people may have had their Facebook data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, according to evidence from former employee Brittany Kaiser.
Apr 17, 2018, 12:49 PMIn context
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Surveillance firm Terrogence, a US government vendor, has been building a massive facial recognition database from photos on Facebook, YouTube, and other sites   —  When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica revelations …
Apr 17, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Fallout from data collection scandal has not spread much beyond Facebook to include other platforms because it is hard to pinpoint harm from privacy violations   —  It is nearly four weeks since the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted, and something surprising has happened.  —  Or rather, not happened.
Apr 15, 2018, 9:05 PMIn context
John Herrman / New York Times:
People quickly trusted tech companies with personal info amid a data boom, despite risks, spawning resentment and distrust after the Cambridge Analytica scandal   —  The queasy truth at the heart of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, which is so far the company's defining disgrace of 2018 …
Apr 14, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Leaked doc describes new Facebook tool that predicts when users may leave a brand for a competitor, enabling advertisers to target and try to keep them   —  Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted in March, Facebook has been attempting to make a moral stand for your privacy …
Apr 13, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
CNNMoney:
Zuckerberg dodged questions from lawmakers on activity tracking outside the Facebook app, who Facebook's biggest competitor is, its confusing ToS, and more   —  Mark Zuckerberg's Senate testimony in two minutes  —  Mark Zuckerberg's team has a lot of following up to do.
Apr 11, 2018, 4:10 PMIn context
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg confirms his own data was included in data sold to “malicious third parties”, when asked by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo   —  In questioning before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce today, Mark Zuckerberg said that his personal Facebook data …
Apr 11, 2018, 11:22 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Mozilla's Internet Health Report 2018 calls attention to monopolization of internet by tech giants, IoT security, privacy, digital inclusion, web literacy, more   —  THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN platforms and their users has never been more fraught.  To see the evidence, look no further than Congress today …
Apr 11, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Highlights from first hearing: Zuckerberg asked about Facebook's monopoly power, hopes AI will flag bad content soon, says Facebook doesn't snoop on phone calls   —  Congress doesn't understand Facebook.  Does anyone?  —  Mark Zuckerberg made his highly anticipated debut before Congress today during …
Apr 10, 2018, 9:35 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Facebook confirms some users' private messages were collected by quiz app that Cambridge Analytica used to glean data, says 1,500 people were affected   —  THE DATA CONSULTING firm Cambridge Analytica, which harvested as many as 87 million Facebook users' personal data, also could have accessed …
Apr 10, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context

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