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Quiz app leaked data on ~120M users for years – TechCrunch

Quiz app leaked data on ~120M users for years – TechCrunch Facebook knows the historical app audit it’s conducting in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal is going to result in a tsunami of skeletons tumbling out of its closet. It’s already suspended around 200 apps as …

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Cambridge Analytica’s Nix said it licensed “millions of data points” from Axciom, Experian, Infogroup to target US voters – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica’s Nix said it licensed “millions of data points” from Axciom, Experian, Infogroup to target US voters – TechCrunch The repeat grilling by the UK parliament’s DCMS committee today of Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the now ex company Cambridge Analytica — aka the controversial political and commercial ad …

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Facebook data misuse firm snubs UK watchdog’s legal order – TechCrunch

Facebook data misuse firm snubs UK watchdog’s legal order – TechCrunch The company at the center of a major Facebook data misuse scandal has failed to respond to a legal order issued by the UK’s data protection watchdog to provide a US voter with all the personal information it holds …

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Cambridge Analytica has been shut out of Twitter’s ad platform too – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica has been shut out of Twitter’s ad platform too – TechCrunch It has emerged that Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy firm at the center of a data misuse storm involving Facebook user data, has also been banned from advertising on Twitter’s platform. Facebook suspended the company’s account in …

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Twitter also sold data access to Cambridge Analytica researcher – TechCrunch

Twitter also sold data access to Cambridge Analytica researcher – TechCrunch Since it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the personal data of millions of Facebook users, one question has lingered in the minds of the public: What other data did Dr. Aleksandr Kogan gain access to? Twitter confirmed …

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What we learned from Facebook’s latest data misuse grilling – TechCrunch

What we learned from Facebook’s latest data misuse grilling – TechCrunch Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer has just undergone almost five hours of often forensic and frequently awkward questions from members of a UK parliament committee that’s investigating online disinformation, and whose members have been further fired up by misinformation they claim …

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“I don’t think Facebook has a developer policy that is valid” – TechCrunch

“I don’t think Facebook has a developer policy that is valid” – TechCrunch A Cambridge University academic at the center of a data misuse scandal involving Facebook user data and political ad targeting faced questions from the UK parliament this morning. Although the two-hour evidence session in front of the …

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CA also used ‘sex compass’ and other quiz apps for sucking Facebook data, says former employee – TechCrunch

CA also used ‘sex compass’ and other quiz apps for sucking Facebook data, says former employee – TechCrunch Brittney Kaiser, a former employee for Cambridge Analytica — who left the company in January and is today giving evidence in front of a UK parliament committee that’s investigating online misinformation — …

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch

UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, …

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Cambridge University hits back at Zuckerberg’s shade – TechCrunch

Cambridge University hits back at Zuckerberg’s shade – TechCrunch Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to the House yesterday was a mostly bland performance, punctuated by frequent claims not to know or remember certain fundamental aspects of his own business. But he gave a curiously specific and aggressive response to a question …

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