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US Hired Cambridge Analytica’s Parent Company to Undermine Terrorist Recruiters Online

New details have emerged regarding the no-bid US State Department contract awarded last year to SCL Group, the parent company of the now-defunct data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. Read More >>

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Facebook: Hey Can We Pretty Please Maybe Have Lots of Your Banking Information Too?

Facebook is looking to gobble up users’ financial information, including such tidbits as “card transactions and checking-account balances,” as part of its relentless effort to swallow up yet more of the web, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Read More >>

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Great, Now Facebook Is Investigating Potential Data Misuse By Something Called ‘Crimson Hexagon’ 

Facebook may have stumbled through its Cambridge Analytica user privacy scandal largely unscathed so far – the yet-to-be-determined outcome of four separate federal investigations notwithstanding – but its pivot to publicly talking a big game on cracking down on data misuse continues. Read More >>

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The People Vs Facebook: Here’s How Campaigners Are Mobilising Against Zuckerberg’s Data-Hungry Behemoth

It has only been a giddy three months since the Cambridge Analytica Files were released to the public. Since then, we’ve been privy to what has felt like a decades-worth of catch-up from regulatory and governmental bodies, with GDPR reshaping our privacy laws in a variety of new and exciting ways, while causing a headache for pretty much everybody. Read More >>

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Facebook’s ‘Maximum Penalty’ for Cambridge Analytica is Pocket Change

Facebook, the social media giant that recently clocked in at a total valuation of nearly $600 billion, is facing the maximum penalties UK authorities have available to punish the company for its role in the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal. And – drumroll, please – it’s £500,000. Read More >>

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Facebook Stock Hits All-Time Record High Despite Ongoing Screw-Ups

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the social media giant gave access to the data of up to 87 million users to an app partnered with an ultra-sketchy election data firm, still isn’t totally resolved, with news breaking this week investigators from four agencies are looking into Facebook’s conduct. But all the negative attention the site has received this year has apparently failed to blunt its momentum. Read More >>

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Guy Who Gave Cambridge Analytica All That Facebook Data: Actually, My Data Sucked

Cambridge University psychologist Aleksandr Kogan, the scientist whose app “thisisyourdigitallife” harvested tens of millions of Facebook profiles for disgraced and now-shuttered election data firm Cambridge Analytica, wants everyone to know that his data set is not responsible for the way the 2016 US elections went down. Read More >>

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Facebook Is Trying to Kill Its New Privacy Scandal on a Technicality

Ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal first broke in March, Facebook has been scrambling to change its policies and reassure the public that it no longer recklessly shares data with third parties. But late last weekend we learned that it has quietly been giving device makers access to users' data this whole time. It argues this was different for several reasons and device makers could only use the data to provide “the Facebook experience.” Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg Played Parliament for Fools and They’re Pissed

For a moment, Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before members of the European Parliament looked like it was going to be a very bad day for the Facebook CEO. Then he started answering questions, a flood of pablum spewed from his mouth, and everyone got angry. Read More >>

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The Tattered Remains of Cambridge Analytica Just Filed for Bankruptcy in the US

Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm accused of misusing the data of millions of Facebook users, filed for bankruptcy in the US late Thursday. The news is hardly shocking—the firm announced that it had filed for insolvency in the UK earlier this month with bankruptcy proceedings in the US  to soon follow. Read More >>

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Facebook Suspends 200 Apps That May Have Mishandled Your Data

Facebook says it has investigated thousands of apps and suspended about 200 of them as a part of an investigation into apps that have accessed extensive amounts of user data. Read More >>

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Inside Cambridge Analytica, Few Knew How Soon the End Would Come

Sitting with a friend in a bar in mid-March, a former Cambridge Analytica employee said he was having a beer when someone texted him Facebook’s announcement that it was kicking the data firm off its platform “pending further information.” “I just remember thinking, ‘Oh my God,’” he told Gizmodo. “This is going to be insane.” Read More >>

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UK Authorities Order Cambridge Analytica to Give US Voter All the Data It Has on Him

UK authorities have ordered Cambridge Analytica, the sketchy election firm at the centre of a data scandal involving at least 87 million Facebook users, to hand over all of the information it acquired on a US voter in a move that could potentially open the floodgates for others to know what information the firm stockpiled on them. Read More >>

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Cambridge Analytica Just Shut Down All Its US Offices

On Wednesday, Cambridge Analytica employees learned that its parent company, the SCL Group, was shuttering its US offices, with American-based workers directed to return their keycards immediately, according to documentation reviewed by Gizmodo. Read More >>