NEW YORK >> Facebook is facing the most serious crisis in its 14-year history as it deals with fallout from a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign. ASSOCIATED PRESS Conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif., in 2017. Facebook is facing the most serious crisis in its 14-year history as it deals with fallout from a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign. NEW YORK >> Facebook is facing the most serious crisis in its 14-year history as it deals with fallout from a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign. Here’s a look at the scandal and what it means. WHAT’S GOING ON? The U.K.-based data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been accused of lifting the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission … [Read more...] about Facebook’s widening crisis over user data
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Facebook users opened the door for Cambridge Analytica, Donald Trump, even Barack Obama Personal data was only available to mine by political operatives aligned with Donald Trump's campaign because of Facebook users’ taste for narcissism. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Christian Schneider, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 11:17 a.m. CT March 23, 2018 CLOSE Facebook faces the dilemma of losing trust and even users in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica data leak. Jefferson Graham reports. … [Read more...] about Facebook users opened the door for Cambridge Analytica, Donald Trump, even Barack Obama
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Beth Teitell Globe Staff March 24, 2018 Turns out mothers are not the only ones inclined to use the good old-fashioned guilt trip. Facebook does it, too. That’s what Pat Jenakanandhini of Westford learned on Wednesday, when he went to delete his account in the wake of the data-breach scandal, disgusted that the social media site has become a “surveillance tool.” “It showed me all these pictures [of Facebook friends] and said, ‘This person is going to miss you, and this person is going to miss you, and this person is going to miss you,’ ” he said. Advertisement One photo was of his own wife. “Come on — she lives with me!” said Jenakanandhini, a senior vice president at a software firm. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. … [Read more...] about Do you have what it takes to quit Facebook?
LONDON (Reuters) - Investigators from Britain’s data watchdog searched the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm at the center of a storm over allegations it improperly harvested Facebook (FB.O) data to target U.S. voters. About 20 officials, wearing black jackets with “ICO Enforcement” on them, arrived at the firm’s central London offices on Friday evening soon after a High Court judge granted a search warrant sought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The officials concluded the search around 0300 GMT on Saturday. “We will now need to assess and consider the evidence before deciding the next steps and coming to any conclusions,” an ICO spokesperson said in a statement. The officials, who were let into the building by security guards, were seen checking books and papers through the windows of the second-floor offices on London’s busy New Oxford Street, a Reuters witness said. Elizabeth Denham, … [Read more...] about UK investigators search London office of firm at center of Facebook…
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has set a March 31 deadline for London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to respond to a query on whether it was engaged to improperly harvest Facebook data on Indian citizens, the information technology ministry said. FILE PHOTO: The offices of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, are seen in central London, Britain March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls India’s information technology minister last week warned against any abuse of social media in elections, following reports that the analytics firm improperly accessed information on millions of Facebook users to target U.S. voters. Friday’s notice to the firm followed local media reports that Indian political parties had used the data analytics firm during elections. India is preparing for a general election in 2019 and several states will elect new assemblies this year and the next. The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in … [Read more...] about India queries Cambridge Analytica over alleged Facebook data breach