Facebook Under Fire for Data Harvesting
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From the RightFormer Obama Staffer: Facebook Allowed Us To Break User Data Rules Because They Were On Our Side
Yesterday, Facebook’s stock tanked after it was revealed that they gave user data to a firm, Global Science Research (GSR), via an app. This data was then given to Cambridge Analytica, a firm that was working for Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The app not only gave GSR the data of the user who filled out the survey, but also that of all of the user’s friends without them knowing it. Some have noted a similar mining tool used by the Obama team, but they gathered information through their...
From the CenterFTC Probing Facebook Over Data Use by Cambridge Analytica
The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook Inc. over the use of personal data by an analytics firm tied to President Donald Trump’s campaign, a person familiar with the matter said.
From the Left'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine
Sandy Parakilas says numerous companies deployed these techniques – likely affecting hundreds of millions of users – and that Facebook looked the other way