Data privacy

May 10, 2018 - 11:33 am
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns issued a summons Thursday for the former head of data firm Cambridge Analytica after he declined to answer their questions. Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said it...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, March 23, 2018, a general view of the building in central London that contains offices of social analysis company Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica (CA) announced Wednesday May 2, 2018, that it planned to file for bankruptcy in Britain and the U.S., saying negative publicity has driven potential clients away. British authorities have said investigations into CA will continue despite the company is going out of business. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)
May 05, 2018 - 12:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Information Commissioner's Office is backing an American academic's effort to obtain his personal data from SCL Group, which includes Cambridge Analytica. The ICO said in a ruling posted Saturday that SCL must provide the data within 30 days, warning that failure to do so...
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May 02, 2018 - 6:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democratic Party filed a formal complaint Wednesday against U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis and the state Republican Party over work performed by Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica is the British-based firm that ex-employees allege vacuumed up data from tens of...
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FILE - This March 20, 2018 file photo shows the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London. A published report says the data firm at the center of Facebook’s privacy debacle is closing its doors. Cambridge Analytica has been linked to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The British firm suspended its CEO Alexander Tayler in April amid investigations. The Wall Street Journal says the shutdown on Wednesday, May 2 comes as the firm is losing clients and facing legal fees from the Facebook case. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP, file)
May 02, 2018 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The data firm at the center of Facebook's privacy scandal is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down. In a statement, Cambridge Analytica says it has been "vilified" for actions it says are both legal and widely accepted as part of online advertising. The firm says the media furor...
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May 02, 2018 - 3:03 pm
A doctor's claim that three men took President Donald Trump's medical records without a form authorizing their release in what he said felt like a "raid" has raised questions about whether this kind of action is legal. Here are some questions and answers about what happened and the laws surrounding...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, a graphic from Cambridge Analytica's Twitter page is displayed on a computer screen in New York. A published report said the data firm at the center of Facebook's privacy debacle is closing its doors. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 02, 2018 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Cambridge Analytica, firm behind Facebook privacy debacle (all times local): 3 p.m. The data firm at the center of Facebook's privacy scandal is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down. In a statement, Cambridge Analytica says it has been "vilified" for actions it says...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 01, 2018 - 7:16 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — With a smile that suggested the hard part of an "intense year" may be behind him, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed developers Tuesday and pledged the company will build its way out of its worst-ever privacy debacle. It was a clear and deliberate turning point for a...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, file photo, Whatsapp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum speaks during a conference at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain. On Monday, April 30, 2018, Koum confirmed on his Facebook page that he is leaving Whatsapp and Facebook, saying it is time for him to “move on.” (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
April 30, 2018 - 8:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum is breaking ties with his company's parent, Facebook, amid a privacy scandal that has dogged the social network for weeks. Koum confirmed his departure from WhatsApp Monday on his Facebook page . The Washington Post reported that Koum also plans to resign...
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Protesters gather at a central street to rally against authorities' move to block parts of the internet in Russia in Moscow, Russia, Monday, April 30, 2018. Some 10,000 were rallying Monday afternoon in Moscow to protest against recent restrictions on internet freedom in Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
April 30, 2018 - 10:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Some 10,000 people were rallying in Moscow on Monday to protest against recent restrictions on internet freedom in Russia. Russian authorities this month began blocking popular messaging app Telegram over its refusal to hand over keys to its data encryption. Telegram, which was...
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This image made from a video provided by CBS News/60 Minutes shows Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan during an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes." Kogan, the academic at the center of the Facebook data-misuse scandal, apologized during the interview which aired on Sunday, April 22, 2018. (CBS News/60 Minutes via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 8:13 am
LONDON (AP) — A Cambridge University professor at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal says that the former CEO of data firm Cambridge Analytica lied to a British parliamentary committee investigating fake news. Academic Aleksandr Kogan's company, Global Science Research, developed a Facebook...
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