Thursday, 18 October, 2018

FBI Is Reportedly Probing Cambridge Analytica, Looking Into Business Associates

Social Networking Lifts Concerns About Data Misuse Facebook Facing Up to the Misuse of Personal Data
Andrew Cummings | 17 May, 2018, 00:19

Facebook's 18-page letter to the DCMS says that the first time Zuckerberg heard about the allegations that Cambridge Analytica had not deleted data harvested from Facebook users was in March 2018 - "when these issues were raised in the media".

According to The Verge, it isn't really clear whether any of these apps actually misused Facebook users' data. A spokesman for Antonio Tajani, the president of the parliament, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Allegations of the improper use of data for 87 million Facebook users by Cambridge Analytica, which was hired by President Donald Trump's 2016 USA election campaign, have prompted multiple investigations in the United States and Europe.

Data researcher Christopher Wylie will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning for a hearing on data privacy.

The Facebook CEO heads to the Continent next week to sit down with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris and attend a closed-door meeting with top officials at the European Parliament, his office and the French presidency said Wednesday.

The social network revealed on Monday that its ongoing investigation, precipitated by the Kogan crisis, has seen around 200 such apps suspended.

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The New York Times said Tuesday that Cambridge Analytica, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation all declined to comment.

He also questioned Zuckerberg's reluctance to appear before MPs, insisting that he should appear if he does truly recognise the seriousness of the issues. United Kingdom authorities are now seeking a warrant to search the premises of Cambridge Analytica after the company has been involved in a row over its use of Facebook data.

'There is a lot more work to be done to find all the apps that may have misused people's Facebook data - and it will take time, ' Mr Archibong said.

This is a great initiative by Facebook to secure users' privacy and may help Facebook to gain back users' trust.

Facebook came away largely unscathed from Zuckerberg's testimony to the U.S. Congress in April.

Hersh, whose book studies the use and efficacy of micro-targeting by political campaigns, has called Cambridge Analytica's claims about psychographic profiling "snake oil". In violation of the rules of Facebook, the data was transferred to a third party - Cambridge Analytica, founded by billionaire Robert Mercer.

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