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FTC also sues Cambridge Analytica, settles with former CEO and app developer

FTC also sues Cambridge Analytica, settles with former CEO and app developer As part of the investigation against Facebook’s privacy lapses, the FTC announced today that it is suing Cambridge Analytica. The agency has already agreed to settlement with former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix as well as app developer Aleksandr Kogan. […]

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‘The Great Hack’: Netflix doc unpacks Cambridge Analytica, Trump, Brexit and democracy’s death

‘The Great Hack’: Netflix doc unpacks Cambridge Analytica, Trump, Brexit and democracy’s death It’s perhaps not for nothing that The Great Hack – the new Netflix documentary about the connections between Cambridge Analytica, the US election and Brexit, out on July 23 – opens with a scene from Burning Man. There, Brittany […]

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The Great Hack was one of the wildest movies I saw at Sundance

The Great Hack was one of the wildest movies I saw at Sundance The trailer is out for Netflix doc The Great Hack, an early cut of which was screened at Sundance this year. I saw that cut during the fest and it was one of the wildest of a second wave […]

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

Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog 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 to target political ads […]

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Cambridge Analytica’s Nix said it licensed “millions of data points” from Acxiom, Experian, Infogroup to target US voters

Cambridge Analytica’s Nix said it licensed “millions of data points” from Acxiom, Experian, Infogroup to target US voters 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 agency at the center […]

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Palantir confirms a staff link with Cambridge Analytica

Palantir confirms a staff link with Cambridge Analytica Turns out there is a link between Peter Thiel’s secretive big data analytics firm, Palantir, and Cambridge Analytica — the political consulting firm at the center of the current Facebook data misuse scandal. Facebook responds to data misuse Starting in 2013, the New York Times reports […]

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