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Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica

FTC finds that Cambridge Analytica purposefully deceived Facebook users

December 8th, 2019

Early last year, Facebook was rocked by a scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that stealthily acquired personal information about Facebook users as part of a concerted effort to target voters ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The scandal catalyzed a nationwide discussion about online privacy and birthed the growing narrative that tech …

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The Cambridge Analytica scandal hasn’t really hurt Facebook at all

May 7th, 2018

Despite all of the outrage directed at Facebook on account of the Cambridge Analytica saga, a new poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos reveals that the social networking giant hasn’t seen a significant drop-off in usage over the past few weeks. So even though Facebook is still being lambasted by the tech media, and even though a …

Cambridge Analytica shutting down

Cambridge Analytica is shutting down

May 2nd, 2018

Cambridge Analytica, the data firm at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal and a company that some credit for Donald Trump’s election victory, is ceasing all operations effective today. According to the Wall Street Journal, an anonymous source confirmed that the company is ceasing all operations today and closing down its office. Gizmodo has also reviewed documentation …