Monday , December 10 2018
Home / Chris Wylie

Chris Wylie

Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog – TechCrunch

Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog – TechCrunch The UK’s data watchdog has warned that Facebook must overhaul its privacy-hostile business model or risk burning user trust for good. Comments she made today have also raised questions over the legality of so-called lookalike audiences …

Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg gets joint summons from UK and Canadian parliaments – TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg gets joint summons from UK and Canadian parliaments – TechCrunch Two separate parliamentary committees, in the UK and Canada, have issued an unprecedented international joint summons for Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before them. The committees are investigating the impact of online disinformation on democratic processes and …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 — …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »