Cambridge Analytica used data from Facebook and Politico to help Trump

Speech by company executive contradicts denial by Trump campaign that claimed the company used its own data and Facebook data to help the campaignCambridge Analytica used its own database and voter information collected from Facebook and news publishers in its effort to help elect Donald Trump, despite a claim by a top campaign official who has downplayed the company’s role in the election. Related: Did Cambridge Analytica influence the Brexit vote and the US election? Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook stock drops 7% over Cambridge Analytica controversy linked to Trump campaign

Facebook Inc.’s stock tumbled Monday after the social media company accused a data analytics firm used by the Trump campaign of exploiting ill-gotten data belonging to unwitting Facebook users. Shares of Facebook sank 6.7% to $172.69 around 9:50 a.m. Pacific time. On Friday, a Facebook executive... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Wants D.C. Appellate Court to Toss Suit Over Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is urging a judge in Washington, D.C. to halt proceedings in a lawsuit brought by the attorney general Karl Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-06-07 15:14:55 UTC ]
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D.C. case against Facebook over Cambridge Analytica will proceed

Early Friday, a judge sided with Facebook shareholders who demanded the company hand over emails and records related to its handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Later in the day, the company was denied again in court, as Reuters reports that... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-06-01 07:32:00 UTC ]
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Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica prior to 'Guardian' exposé

Facebook has admitted that it suspected Cambridge Analytica of scraping data from the platform even before the first reports about its massive data collection were published. The Guardian has learned about the social network's suspicion from a court... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook is trying to close the book on Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg is over it. Yes, Facebook allowed the data of more than 80 million users to land in the hands of a partisan political consulting firm during an obscenely contentious presidential election, but that's all in the distant past. You know,... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trump's campaign said it was better at Facebook. Facebook agrees

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has boasted often that it made better use of Facebook's advertising tools than Hillary Clinton's campaign did. An internal Facebook white paper, published days after the election, shows the company's data scientists agree."Both campaigns spent heavily on... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook always wins: Data shows publishers are buying far more Facebook traffic

Even with publishers grousing about Facebook's shortcomings as a source of revenue and organic traffic, publishers are putting a lot more resources into dark posts, according to Keywee data. The post Facebook always wins: Data shows publishers are buying far more Facebook traffic appeared first... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook to Help Mobile Apps Auction Off Their Ads Using Facebook Data

For years Facebook has considered itself a mobile-first company, so it's perhaps not surprising that the company's first attempt to automate the sale of ads running outside of Facebook will be limited to mobile.Mobile app publishers can now sell their in-app display and video ad inventory... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Cannes Lions finalizes in-person jury presidents, and Facebook outsources Trump ban verdict: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters.Cannes, contingent Cannes Lions announced its 2021 jury presidents—57% of... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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The Trump administration’s terrible record on coronavirus data

Recently, the Trump administration told hospitals to stop sharing data on COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead, hospitals were to share information with a private company contracted by the Department of Human and Health... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

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Trump, Facebook, and the weaponization of free speech

Yesterday—as protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, continued across the US—things that President Trump said caused trouble again, and drove the news again. First, Trump laid into governors on a conference call that quickly leaked to the press; he called... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

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Profile snaps up Christopher Wylie's 'inside story' of Cambridge Analytica

Profile Books will publish Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie's debut, Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica’s Plot to Break the World, next week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-30 16:47:46 UTC ]
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Irish Supreme Court Rejects Facebook Bid to Block ECJ Data Case

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hear a landmark privacy case regarding the transfer of EU citizens’ data to Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-05-31 19:45:54 UTC ]
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Judge demands Facebook hand over data privacy records

Facebook will have to hand over emails and records related to how it handled the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In September, shareholders sued the company in order to obtain information pertaining to the leak. Today, a US judge sided with shareholders... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-05-31 19:12:00 UTC ]
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Facebook's pivot to privacy will make data more powerful than ever

The platform is increasing its focus on Groups, where algorithms will have even more influence on the content users see. Continue reading at Media Week

[ Media Week | 2019-05-29 13:15:44 UTC ]
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Government Requests for Facebook User Data Rose 7% in the Second Half of 2018

Facebook received 110,634 government requests for user data in the second half of 2018, up 7% from 103,815 in the first half of 2018, according to its latest Transparency Report, which was released Thursday. The social network said the uptick in the second half of last year was normal compared... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-05-23 23:00:44 UTC ]
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More Data on Content Moderation Won't Silence Facebook’s Critics

Facebook’s latest report lays out the sheer scale of its battle against fake accounts, spam, and other abuses. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-05-23 21:09:55 UTC ]
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Four out of five people expect Facebook to have another data privacy issue this year

People are becoming more aware of the need to protect their data online, not just because of the rate of cybercriminal activity, but also because large organizations are frequently being careless with the data they hold. A new survey of 1,000 people from OpenVPN reveals that four out of five... Continue reading at Betanews

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Several apps funnel users’ sensitive data to Facebook without consent, report says

Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook Inc. without users’ consent, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. An analytics tool called App Events enables app developers to record user activity and report it back to Facebook even... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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