Cambridge Analytica Wasn't The Only Company Harvesting User Data — Ex-Facebook Employee

Cambridge Analytica Wasn't The Only Company Harvesting User Data — Ex-Facebook Employee

Richard Burr won't commit to asking Zuckerberg to appear.

The head of the European Parliament announced that the EU would investigate whether the data was misused.

Protesters gathered outside the office, including Heiko Khoo, who compared the company to the Stasi from his time living in East Germany.

Mr Nix said he had a "huge amount of regrets about the fact that we, maybe, undertook this meeting and spoke with a certain amount of hyperbole about some of the things that we do".

The political research firm Cambridge Analytica, which is in the news for all the wrong reasons, is not named after our fair city.

"Facebook needs to clarify before the representatives of 500 million Europeans that personal data is not being used to manipulate democracy", he added. "There's no evidence, there's no paper trail, there's nothing", he said, according to the publication.

Taking these measures will limit the data Facebook collects on you if you decide to keep your account.

The Cambridge Analytica execs admitted in phone conversations with a Channel 4 reporter posing as a client that they manufactured damaging stories about opposing political candidates.

The outlets alleged, through whistleblower Christopher Wylie ― who helped found Cambridge Analytica ― that the company harvested personal data from more than 50 million Facebook users for political purposes. "Instead, he sells that all to Cambridge Analytica".

While the app was only downloaded by 270,000 people, the feature allowed Kogan to access data from 50 million Facebook users' profiles.

Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica's abuse of its data since 2015, when it simply told the company to delete the information, without doing any audit.

"Our advice to Facebook is to back away and let us go in and do our work", she said. Why did it happen?

British television station Channel 4 News broadcast surreptitious footage Monday showing an undercover interview one of its reporters conducted with Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix in which he claimed to have used "a web of shadowy front companies" to influence elections.

The board of data firm Cambridge Analytica has suspended its chief executive Alexander Nix with immediate effect, pending a full, independent investigation.

Facebook said Tuesday it faced questions from FTC about the data acquired by Cambridge Analytica and the FTC said it had no indication of a formal investigation. The company's parent organization, SCL Group, doesn't list any offices here, either.

In a statement to Global News, Facebook confirmed that Wylie has been suspended from both Instagram and Facebook.

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