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Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy – TechCrunch

Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy – TechCrunch A UK parliamentary committee which has been running a multi-month investigation into the impact of online disinformation on political campaigning — and on democracy itself — has published a preliminary report highlighting what it describes as “significant …

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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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Uber denies its CTO met with Cambridge Analytica – TechCrunch

Uber denies its CTO met with Cambridge Analytica – TechCrunch Uber has denied that its sitting CTO, Thuan Pham, met with Cambridge Analytica — the controversial political consultancy at the center of a Facebook user data misuse scandal. But it has not been able to confirm that no meetings between …

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Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament – TechCrunch Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the political consultancy firm at the center of a storm about mishandled Facebook users data, has backed out of re-appearing in front of the UK parliament for a second time. Nix …

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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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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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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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Facebook, AggregateIQ now being jointly probed by Canada, B.C. data watchdogs – TechCrunch

Privacy watchdogs in Canada and British Columbia are combining existing investigations into Facebook and AggregateIQ. The latter being a Victoria-based ad targeting tech company that has been linked to Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the center of the Facebook data misuse storm. CA whistleblower Chris Wylie — who last …

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