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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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Zuckerberg makes case for privacy regs with teeth — by failing to remember non-existent FTC fine – TechCrunch

Chalk up a sharp political point in support for privacy legislation with actual teeth: In today’s testimony in front of the House Energy & Commerce committee, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked about the outcomes of a string of legal actions against the company — most of which he claimed not be …

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How Facebook has reacted since the data misuse scandal broke – TechCrunch

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will be questioned by US lawmakers today about the “use and abuse of data” — following weeks of breaking news about a data misuse scandal dating back to 2014. The Guardian published its first story linking Cambridge Analytica and Facebook user data in December 2015. The …

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A brief history of Facebook’s privacy hostility ahead of Zuckerberg’s testimony – TechCrunch

The Facebook founder will be questioned by the Senate Judiciary and Senate Commerce Committees later today — in a session entitled “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data.” Mark Zuckerberg is also due to testify before Congress on Wednesday — to be asked about the company’s …

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Here’s Cambridge Analytica’s plan for voters’ Facebook data – TechCrunch

More details have emerged about how Facebook data on millions of US voters was handled after it was obtained in 2014 by UK political consultancy Cambridge Analytica for building psychographic profiles of Americans to target election messages for the Trump campaign. The dataset — of more than 50M Facebook users …

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