Mar 19 2018
On the same day, the Guardian reported that in one of the tech giant's biggest ever data breaches, the data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump's election team harvested millions of Facebook profiles of U.S. voters and used them to build a powerful software programme to predict and influence choices at the ballot box.
Lukoil, Russia's second-largest oil company, discussed with Cambridge Analytica the data company's powerful social media marketing system, which was already being deployed for Republican Ted Cruz in the US presidential primaries and was later used to back Brexit and Trump.
In a statement sent to Fortune, Cambridge Analytica claimed it had contracted Kogan and his company, Global Science Research, to obtain data only in line with Facebook's rules. Alexander Nix told the committee last month that his firm had not received data from a researcher accused of harvesting millions of Facebook users' personal information.
Cambridge Analytica indicated privately to Facebook in 2015 that it "destroyed the data" after receiving it, Facebook said Friday.
The app was downloaded by about 270,000 users who allowed access to information.
On Saturday, Facebook continued to insist that the Cambridge data collection was not a "data breach" because "everyone involved gave their consent" to share their data.
The company, Cambridge Analytica, was suspended from Facebook on Friday.
But while he was helping turn Facebook profiles into a political tool he was also an associate professor at St Petersburg State University, taking Russian government grants to fund other research into social media.
A Cambridge Analytica spokesman said GSR "was contractually committed by us to only obtain data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act and to seek the informed consent of each respondent".
Ireland annihilate England to WIN The Grand Slam & The Six Nations
Twice Ireland stopped England's lineout driving maul illegally and on the second occasion, Peter O'Mahony was yellow-carded. It was the home side's first defeat here since the 2015 World Cup and their first at home in the Six Nations for six years.
Marcus Smart: Ruled out through rest of regular season
Marcus Smart will be out at least 6-8 weeks after having surgery to fix the UCL in his right thumb Friday, the team announced. Smart sprained his right thumb diving for a loose ball in Sunday's loss to the Pacers.
Why does the queen call Prince Harry's fiancée 'Rachel' Meghan Markle?
The match is officially official: Queen Elizabeth has given her consent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming marriage . As the document is a formal permission from the Queen , it must adopt the correct birth names of both Meghan and Harry.
The United Kingdom's Information Commission also announced on Saturday they are conducting an investigation of Cambridge Analytica, which also had clients in the country.
Facebook's advertising business depends on users sharing their most personal data via its social network. "She said she was appalled that Facebook did 'almost nothing" to delete or secure the data that was harvested.
A NY professor filed a legal claim against Cambridge Analytica seeking information on what the data firm learned about him, CNN reported Sunday. Notably, Trump's former presidential advisor Steve Bannon was on its board of directors.
Cambridge Analytica says it uses "behavioral microtargeting", or combining analysis of people's personalities with demographics, to predict and influence mass behavior.
Facebook has a problem it just can't kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections, and in the worst cases even undermine democracy.
CNN reported Sunday that Carroll asked Cambridge Analytica a year ago to provide the data it had gathered on him.
Within GOP data circles, however, the company's extravagant claims about the effectiveness of Facebook data and artificial intelligence are heavily criticized.
The suspension raises troubling new questions about Facebook's role in targeting voters during the US presidential election and how well the social media giant protects users from privacy violations from third party app developers. "Of course, they won't because discovery would show exactly how ruthless Facebook is when it comes to partners & how they treat their users".
Cambridge Analytica said in a statement that it did nothing illegal and is now in touch with Facebook.
Mar 18 2018
Antonio Conte admits he will be sacked at Chelsea
Already, Chelsea can not retain their Premier League title this season, and they have also crashed in the Champions League . However, Barcelona got off to the ideal start in this game when, with less than three minutes played, they took the lead.
Mar 18 2018
Pyeongchang 2018: more medals for Ukraine
The accident claimed the life of his mother and two brothers. "I played my heart out and that team is my second family". Canada, South Korea and China all went 9-2 to finish the preliminary round tied atop the standings.
Mar 17 2018
Snow and ice warning for Sussex
The Beast from the East might have absconded with Storm Emma but it appears that more inclement weather is just around the corner. Meanwhile, today should be mainly dry and bright with temperatures reaching 11C in parts and showers clearing throughout the day.
Mar 17 2018
Interior secretary wrongly used 'konnichiwa' at hearing on Japanese-American internment camps
President Gerald Ford apologized in 1976, calling the incarceration program a " setback of American principles ". Some 120,000 Japanese-Americans were detained during World War II because they were perceived as a threat.
Mar 17 2018
Chicago Pulls Out Of Joint US Bid To Host 2022 World Cup
Ottawa announced its official support for Canadian cities in the bid - promising up to $5 million in immediate help if the unified bid is selected.
Mar 16 2018
Study finds microplastics in 93% of bottled water samples
They also point to the absence of any regulations on micro-plastics and of the lack of standardized methods of testing for them. That's about twice the level of contamination discovered in the group's earlier study on plastic contamination in tap water .
Mar 16 2018
Jack Wilshere returns to England squad for Netherlands and Italy clashes
With the World Cup three months away, England is having to make its preparations without injured star striker Harry Kane . He needed that run of games to prove his fitness and for us to be able to look at him more closely.
Mar 16 2018
United mistakenly flies Kansas-bound dog to Japan
It comes as a heartbroken family's dog died on-board a United plane earlier this week. "Violators will face significant fines". They're trained to know what's safe and not safe during flight. "I feel so bad for them", she said.
Mar 15 2018
Sessions mulling firing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe before he retires
DOJ's inspector general is conducting a broader investigation of the FBI's handling of the Clinton probe that is expected to examine Comey's actions.
Mar 14 2018
Next Hearthstone Expansion Is Called "The Witchwood", Brings New Mechanics
A half-dozen cards are available to peruse on the official website , but the vast majority are left to reveal. Monster Hunt should provide a challenging alternative to the competitive grind, come The Witchwood's launch.
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