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Technology Facebook suspends Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica

19:13  19 march  2018
19:13  19 march  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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CEO of Cambridge Analytica Alexander Nix speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2016 in 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.

A data analytics firm linked to both Donald Trump 's presidential campaign and the Brexit referendum has been banned by Facebook . Cambridge Analytica , the British firm that claimed it helped Trump get elected, has been suspended from Facebook , the company revealed.

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Late Friday night, Facebook has announced it's suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) from its site. While you may not have heard of SCL, its political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica has made headlines in the last few years due to its work for the Trump campaign and the Brexit initiative. According to former US Magistrate and current Facebook Deputy General Counsel Paul Grewal, this move is occurring because an app "thisisyourdigitallife" pulled in personal information of the 270,000 people who used it as well as information from their friends. While this is allowed under its policy, its creator, a Cambridge psych professor named Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, passed the data onto other parties including Cambridge Analytica.

Report: Cambridge Analytica hasn't deleted all of its dodgy data

  Report: Cambridge Analytica hasn't deleted all of its dodgy data According to Cambridge Analytica, it already deleted the Facebook data it collected from 50 million users years ago -- it even announced that it's undertaking a third-party audit to verify that claim. Based on a new report by UK broadcaster Channel 4, though, that might not be true at all. The broadcaster says it has discovered a cache of the data CA harvested, and it contains information on 136,000 individuals from Colorado, including their personality results and psychological profiles created from the info the firm collected.

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica , which worked on the Cruz and Trump campaigns, lied about destroying data it collected without Facebook users' permission.

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica , a controversial data -analysis firm linked to the Trump campaign. Facebook announced on Friday that it has suspended the data -analytics firms , Cambridge Analytica and Strategic Communication Laboratories from its platform, for its handling of

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."

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Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy .
Cambridge Analytica, the embattled data firm that worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Thursday. The firm voluntarily submitted a petition to declare bankruptcy at the US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York. The filings note an estimated number of creditors between 1-49, estimated assets of $100,001 -- $500,000 and estimated liabilities of $1,000,001 - $10 million. The company has come under fire over allegations it misused the personal Facebook data of millions.

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