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govt sends additional letter to cambridge analytica, facebook regarding data of


written by krishn kaushik | new delhi | updated: april 25, 2018 10:20:24 pm the government emphasised “again” that “any data concerning indians is required to be given due sanctity and any manipulation, without consent/ authorisation, would entail consequences”.related newsunhappy with the cambridge analytica’s response received on april 3, regarding the data of indians gathered by the international data mining and analysis firm, the union ministry of electronics and information technology (meity) on wednesday sent another letter to cambridge analytica asking for additional details. in the letter, the government has asked the data analytics firm, which was also reportedly involved in electoral campaigns of leaders across the globe to give “due sanctity” to the data o...






govt sends additional letter to cambridge analytica, facebook regarding data of


written by krishn kaushik | new delhi | updated: april 25, 2018 6:57:37 pm the government emphasised “again” that “any data concerning indians is required to be given due sanctity and any manipulation, without consent/ authorisation, would entail consequences”.related newsunhappy with the cambridge analytica’s response received on april 3, regarding the data of indians gathered by the international data mining and analysis firm, the union ministry of electronics and information technology (meity) on wednesday sent another letter to cambridge analytica asking for additional details. in the letter, the government has asked the data analytics firm, which was also reportedly involved in electoral campaigns of leaders across the globe to give “due sanctity” to the data of...






govt sends query to uk firm cambridge analytica: did you harvest indian user dat


by: express news service | new delhi | updated: march 24, 2018 4:25 am cambridge analytica’s office in central london. (photo: reuters)related newsthe ministry of electronics & information technology (meity) has sent a notice to data mining and analysis firm cambridge analytica, which is at the heart of the case involving alleged breach of facebook user data, seeking information about its clients in india and whether it had harvested their user profiles. it has also asked the firm to specify who are the “entities,” if any, who engaged the firm to “utilise data of indians;” how did it collect the data and whether consent was taken of the individuals whose data was used.cambridge analytica’s parent company, strategic communications laboratories, partnered with a firm, ovleno...






cambridge analytica denies using data of indians, govt to seek clarification


by: pti | new delhi | published: april 11, 2018 9:53:20 pm cambridge analytica has been accused of mining personal information of millions of facebook users illegitimately to help political campaigns and influence polls in several countries. (source: reuters)  top newsuk-based cambridge analytica is learnt to have denied using data of facebook users in india even as the social media giant has admitted that 5.62 lakh people in the country were potentially affected by the data breach, according to official sources. after contradictory replies from the two companies on potential data breach of indian users, the government now plans to seek additional clarification from them, the sources said. the government had sought a reply from cambridge analytica (ca) over data breach charges by ap...






india sends notice to facebook over alleged data breach


a similar notice was dispatched to cambridge analytica last week following media reportsnew delhi: india’s government has sent a notice to facebook asking whether the personal data of indian voters and users has been compromised by uk-based cambridge analytica or any other downstream entity.a similar notice was dispatched to cambridge analytica last week following media reports that it had misused data to profile indians and influence their elections. the government set a saturday deadline for cambridge analytica and april 7 for facebook to respond to its inquiry.facebook is facing unprecedented scrutiny following reports that the data mining firm used ill-gotten data from tens of millions of its users to try to influence elections.india’s ministry of electronics and information techno...






cambridge analytica to government, technology news, ettech


facebook will also tell users if their details were improperly shared with cambridge analytica.cambridge analytica has told the government that it has not used any personal data of indian users mined by cambridge researcher aleksandr kogan from social network facebook, according to a senior government official.the british data analytics firm was replying to a notice by the indian government — sent last month — on whether data of indian facebook users was used in the course of its work for clients during polls in the country.“(cambridge analytica) said it has done surveys in india and followed proper guidelines and procedures for that and that it doesn’t have data of indians (illegally obtained through facebook). it’s a very crisp reply,” the official said.facebook, which respon...






cambridge analytica may have used other quizzes to gather facebook data


kaiser did not have information on the specific quizzes that cambridge analytica used, but her statement makes clear that "this is your digital life" was not the only quiz that the company utilized to scrape facebook data. her written statement claims that cambridge analytica was not up front with facebook in regard to the data it had. for example, she notes that cambridge analytica data scientists appeared to be using facebook data two months after the company told facebook that said data had been deleted.according to techcrunch, in her spoken testimony, kaiser said, "in my pitches i used to give examples even to clients that if you go on facebook and you see these viral personality quizzes -- not all of them would have been designed by cambridge analytica/scl group or our affiliates b...






indian govt 'examining' fb & cambridge analytica's responses on the data breach


after both facebook and british data firm cambridge analytica have responded to government's notice, it is in the process of "examining" the responses on the data breach issue, a top official of ministry of electronics and it said on tuesday.the government is also keeps a close watch on how the global developments are unfolding on this matter. facebook in its response to the government had said that “a total of 562,455 people in india” were potentially affected by the unauthorised sharing of data with uk-based cambridge analytica.on the other hand, cambridge analytica told the government last week that it has not used any personal data of indian users mined by cambridge researcher aleksandr kogan from social network facebook.it also said it has done surveys in india and followed pro...






uk data watchdog raids cambridge analytica office in london


officers from britain’s information regulator are raiding the london offices of data firm cambridge analytica after being granted a warrant as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information.a high court judge granted the warrant friday evening. soon afterwards, 18 people, some in information commissioner’s office jackets, entered the company’s central london offices. the information commissioner is investigating whether the firm improperly used data from some 50 million facebook users to target voters with ads and political messagesread | govt sends a query to cambridge analytica: did you harvest indian user data, get consentcambridge analytica, best known for working on president donald trump’s 2016 campaign, is at the center of an international storm ov...






facebook suspends cambridge analytica, data firm that aided trump campaign


closevideokurt the 'cyberguy' explains how limit the data advertisers are collecting.facebook inc. said it suspended cambridge analytica, a data firm that helped president donald trump with the 2016 election, after learning that it misled the social-media giant and violated its policy for handling user data.facebook said late friday it been given information that cambridge analytica, along with two individuals who don’t work there, improperly kept facebook user data for years despite telling the social network that it had destroyed those records. facebook didn’t say how cambridge analytica used that data or if it gave the data to the trump campaign.cambridge analytica didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment late friday.facebook, which didn’t elaborate on the source o...






cambridge analytica was looking to jump on the crypto bandwagon, too


a cambridge analytica spokesperson didn't discuss the ico but did tell reuters, "prior to the facebook controversy, we were developing a suite of technologies to help individuals reclaim their personal data from corporate entities and to have full transparency and control over how their personal data are used. we were exploring multiple options for people to manage and monetise their personal data, including blockchain technology." and while that seems laughable in light of all of the recent discoveries about the firm and its actions, former cambridge analytica employee brittany kaiser told the new york times, "who knows more about the usage of personal data than cambridge analytica? so why not build a platform that reconstructs the way that works?"cambridge analytica was also reporte...






q&a: what is the cambridge analytica-facebook controversy all about?


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: march 21, 2018 11:54 am did cambridge analytica steal the data of millions of facebook users to manipulate the 2016 us presidential elections? (reuters illustration)the ceo of cambridge analytica was suspended on tuesday, after allegations that the firm stole data of 50 million facebook users to manipulate the 2016 us presidential elections surfaced. in a sting operation by britain’s channel 4 news, alexander nix is heard boasting to an undercover reporter that his company helped donald trump win the elections.since the allegations surfaced, cambridge analytica, nix and trump’s campaign have denied the allegations. facebook has expressed outrage at the alleged misuse of data by the firm.what is cambridge analytica?cambridge analytica is ...






facebook suspends trump-linked data firm cambridge analytica


facebook's stance is that it requested the deletion of the data in 2015, which cambridge analytica, kogan and another man christopher wylie said they did, however now the social network says it has been informed that not all of the data was deleted. now it's suspending their access while it investigates.so who are these people and what did they do with that data? last may the guardian reported on cambridge analytica, reporting on a source who said wylie is "the one who brought data and micro-targeting [individualised political messages] to cambridge analytica." that same report specifically pointed out kogan's app and its link to the company, which combined psychological profiles with specific names, phone numbers and email address plus information it bought from consumer databases. o...






senate plans hearing on cambridge analytica's misuse of facebook data


there's no estimated timetable for the hearing.whenever a hearing happens, cambridge analytica's response is likely to be familiar: it'll fight tooth and nail to assert its innocence. the company recently posted an article attempting to dismiss the "speculation and hearsay" surrounding data sharing, including its assertions that it and its data partner gsr obeyed the law when collecting and handling facebook users' info. it's doubtful cambridge analytica will entertain any notion that was knowingly harvesting data without permission.whether or not the committee accepts that response is another matter. facebook is grappling with an ftc investigation precisely because much of the data supplied to cambridge analytica was obtained without consent, and senators could easily see the compa...






facebook suspends trump-linked data firm cambridge analytica


facebook's stance is that it requested the deletion of the data in 2015, which cambridge analytica, kogan and another man, christopher wylie, said they did. the social network disagrees, and said it has been informed that not all of the data was deleted. now it's suspending their access while it investigates.so who are these people and what did they do with that data? last may the guardian reported extensively on cambridge analytica, citing a source who said wylie is "the one who brought data and micro-targeting [individualised political messages] to cambridge analytica." that same article specifically pointed out kogan's app and its link to the company, which combined psychological profiles with specific names, phone numbers and email address plus information it bought from consumer ...






facebook will notify you if your info was shared with data firm


new york — get ready to find out if your facebook data has been swept up in the cambridge analytica scandal.starting monday, the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with cambridge analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. facebook says most of the affected users (more than 70 million) are in the u.s., though there are over a million each in the philippines, indonesia and the u.k.see alsofacebook's data breach could be higher than 87m: cambridge analytica whistleblower washington – the former cambridge analytica research director said the... in addition, all 2.2 billion facebook users will receive a notice titled “protecting your information” with a link to see what apps they use and what information they have shared with those apps. if th...






facebook suspends trump-linked data firm cambridge analytica (update: response)


facebook's stance is that it requested the deletion of the data in 2015, which cambridge analytica, kogan and another man, christopher wylie, said they did. the social network disagrees, and said it has been informed that not all of the data was deleted. now it's suspending their access while it investigates.so who are these people and what did they do with that data? last may the guardian reported extensively on cambridge analytica, citing a source who said wylie is "the one who brought data and micro-targeting [individualised political messages] to cambridge analytica." that same article specifically pointed out kogan's app and its link to the company, which combined psychological profiles with specific names, phone numbers and email address plus information it bought from consumer ...






facebook suspends trump-linked data firm cambridge analytica (update: response)


facebook's stance is that it requested the deletion of the data in 2015, which cambridge analytica, kogan and another man, christopher wylie, said they did. the social network disagrees, and said it has been informed that not all of the data was deleted. now it's suspending their access while it investigates.so who are these people and what did they do with that data? last may the guardian reported extensively on cambridge analytica, citing a source who said wylie is "the one who brought data and micro-targeting [individualised political messages] to cambridge analytica." that same article specifically pointed out kogan's app and its link to the company, which combined psychological profiles with specific names, phone numbers and email address plus information it bought from consumer ...






facebook suspends trump-affiliated data analytics firm cambridge analytica for v


facebook said on friday it was suspending consulting firm strategic communication laboratories (scl) and its political data analytics firm cambridge analytica after it found they had violated its policies.cambridge analytica had helped donald trump's election campaign in 2016 presidential elections, by using facebook user data to more effectively target voters in the united states on facebook. facebook said in a statement that it learned in 2015 that a psychology professor at the university of cambridge, aleksandr kogan, "lied to us and violated our platform policies by passing data from an app that was using facebook login to scl/cambridge analytica, which does political, government and military work around the globe. he also passed that data to christopher wylie of eunoia technologies,..






uk wants answers from zuckerberg regarding cambridge analytica


you can read more about the situation here. but to sum it up, a cambridge university researcher developed a facebook app that contained a personality test and though 270,000 took the test, facebook's policies allowed the app to also collect data on many of those test-takers' facebook friends as well. in all, the app collected facebook profile information on around 50 million users and the researcher then handed that data over to cambridge analytica -- a political data analytics firm funded by the likes of billionaire robert mercer that aimed to use such data to better target ads and content to specific individuals. the company has been accused of using its methods during the us presidential election and the brexit campaign.in his letter, collins says that facebook's representatives have...






facebook bans trump-affiliated data firm cambridge analytica


facebook suspended cambridge analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for president donald trump’s 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling facebook it had deleted the information.the social network issued a blog post explaining its decision, although the tale is convoluted. years ago, facebook said, cambridge analytica received user data from a facebook app that purported to be a psychological research tool, though the firm wasn’t authorized to have that information. roughly 270,000 people downloaded the app and shared their personal details with it, facebook said.cambridge analytica later certified in 2015 that it had destroyed the information that it received, according to facebook, although the social network said it received ...






behind-the-scenes look at trump campaign


at the talk in london, wylie described in further detail how the company worked and bannon's central role in shaping it.wylie says facebook data collected by a cambridge university researcher was used as part of a project commissioned by cambridge analytica. the firm says none of the facebook data was used in the work it did for the trump campaign. facebook has suspended wylie and cambridge analytica while it investigates the allegations.wylie was in his early 20s and had been working on a phd in fashion trend forecasting when he went to work for intelligence contractor scl group, which later teamed with bannon to create cambridge analytica. alexander nix, ceo of cambridge analytica, offered the "freedom to explore the research i really wanted to do," wylie said.bannon, unlike other cli...






cambridge analytica row: govt seeks more info from facebook on data breach, dema


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: march 28, 2018 8:52 pm the government last friday had issued a notice seeking details relating to breach of data from facebook particularly with regard to reports in the media about questionable practices attributed to cambridge analytica in their efforts to influence elections.the government on wednesday sent another notice to social media giant facebook to respond by april 7 seeking further information on whether personal data of indian voters and users has been compromised by data analytics firm cambridge analytica. it has also sought details on whether the data has been used to manipulate the indian electoral process.the government last friday had issued a notice seeking details relating to breach of data from facebook particularly wit...






cambridge whistleblower says he’s working with u.s. officials


christopher wylie, the whistleblower in the cambridge analytica data scandal, says he’s cooperating with u.s. officials wylie will meet with “law enforcement and the department of justice” as well as congressional investigators, he said sunday on nbc news’ “meet the press.” “we're just setting out dates that i can actually go and sit down and meet with authorities,” wylie said. the former cambridge analytica co-founder came forward last month to accuse the firm of stealing data on 50 million facebook users, which sent shockwaves through silicon valley.navy vet sues facebook, cambridge analytica over data scandal cambridge, which was hired by the trump campaign and has dismissed the co-founder as a disgruntled ex-employee, used that data to mold ads to ...






cambridge whistleblower says he’s working with u.s. officials


christopher wylie, the whistleblower in the cambridge analytica data scandal, says he’s cooperating with u.s. officials wylie will meet with “law enforcement and the department of justice” as well as congressional investigators, he said sunday on nbc news’ “meet the press.” “we're just setting out dates that i can actually go and sit down and meet with authorities,” wylie said. the former cambridge analytica co-founder came forward last month to accuse the firm of hoarding data on 50 million facebook users, which sent shockwaves through silicon valley.navy vet sues facebook, cambridge analytica over data scandal cambridge, which was hired by the trump campaign and has dismissed the co-founder as a disgruntled ex-employee, used that data to mold ads to ...






everything you need to know about the cambridge analytica-facebook debacle


a man walks past a mural in an office on the facebook campus in menlo park, calif., june 11, 2014 (jeff chiu/ap)late on friday, facebook made an unexpected announcement: the data firm cambridge analytica, hyped as integral to president trump’s election, was suspended from the social network for using data collected improperly from facebook users.it’s a complicated issue that many people might have missed, given the timing of the announcement. with that in mind, here’s an overview of the groups involved, what happened — and what it means.1. what is cambridge analytica?cambridge analytica is a data firm that promises its customers insights into consumer or voter behavior.on the commercial side, that means tools like “audience segmentation” — breaking out advertising audiences ...






how to check if cambridge analytica stole your facebook data


it might be the start of a whole new week, but the ongoing facebook privacy scandal is showing no sign of cooling off. ceo mark zuckerberg will begin to testify before congress on tuesday, but before that kicks off, facebook will finally be notifying users who had their data stolen by cambridge analytica.in typical facebook fashion, there’s no simple button you can click to see if your data was stolen. instead, you’re going to get a notification and see one of two posts at the top of your news feed. depending on which post you see, you’ll find out whether or not your data was included in the 87 million profiles swept up on behalf of cambridge analytica.users are seeing one of two messages at the top of their facebook feed with the header “protecting your information.” both start ...






us user sues facebook and cambridge analytica over data harvesting


new york: facebook and the political consulting firm cambridge analytica have been sued in the united states for obtaining information belonging to 50 million of the social media company's users without permission.facebook ceo mark zuckerberg has come under increasing pressure following the cambridge analytica revelations.photo: apthe proposed class-action complaint filed late tuesday night by lauren price, a maryland resident, is the first of what could be many lawsuits seeking damages over facebook's ability to protect user data, and cambridge analytica's exploitation of that data to benefit president donald trump's 2016 campaign.loading"every facebook user has an interest in this lawsuit, and the enforcement of their privacy rights," john yanchunis, a lawyer for price, said on wed...






facebook ads apologise for cambridge analytica scandal


new york: facebook's ceo apologised for the cambridge analytica scandal with ads in multiple us and british newspapers on sunday, saying the social media platform doesn't deserve to hold personal information if it can't protect it.the ads signed by mark zuckerberg said a quiz app built by a cambridge university researcher leaked facebook data of millions of people four years ago. "this was a breach of trust, and i'm sorry we didn't do more at the time. we're now taking steps to make sure this doesn't happen again," the ads said.cambridge analytica's twitter page on an apple inc. iphone against a backdrop of the facebook inc. .photo: bloombergfacebook's privacy practices have come under fire after cambridge analytica, a political consulting firm affiliated with president donald t...






cambridge analytica may have accessed 5.6 lakh indians' data: facebook | india n


data of over 5.6 lakh indian users was harvested by an app that shared its records with analytics and consulting company cambridge analytica, facebook said in a statement on thursday. these half a million users were affected after 335 indian users installed the now inactive app, thisisyourdigitallife. globally, facebook estimates a total of 87 million users to have been affected. cambridge analytica has claimed it received data for less than half that number - 30 million - and that it has been destroyed. starting monday, affected users will be notified on their profiles if the analytics company "improperly" accessed their facebook data. india had the seventh-largest number of users affected, according to facebook.us topped the list with 70.6 million users - close to 82% of all ...






‘govt to wait for cambridge analytica’s reply before action in facebook data lea


by: pti | new delhi | published: april 5, 2018 7:07:46 pm a senior government official confirmed that the it ministry has received facebook’s response to its notice.related newsthe government will wait for a response from british data mining firm cambridge analytica before deciding on the action to be taken in the facebook data leak case, a source said today.analytica has been accused of harvesting personal information of over millions of facebook users illegally to influence polls in several countries.us-based social media giant facebook had said earlier in the day that 5.62 lakh people in india were “potentially affected” by global data leak, involving analytica.a senior government official confirmed that the it ministry has received facebook’s response to its notice.the ind...






facebook suspends trump-connected data analysis firm cambridge analytica


facebook announced the suspension of the accounts of cambridge analytica and its parent company late friday after being tipped off that they had not deleted user data as promised.