Whistleblower speaks out on Facebook data controversy

Last Updated Mar 19, 2018 8:58 PM EDT Reports over the weekend said Facebook mishandled data from more than 50 million users, allowing Cambridge Analytica — a consulting firm once employed by the Trump campaign — to gain access to it. The revelations that have panicked Facebook executives and spooked its investors started at Cambridge Analytica’s […]

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Report: Cambridge Analytica tried to block exposé from airing

Last Updated Mar 19, 2018 5:17 PM EDT Cambridge Analytica tried to prevent London’s Channel 4 News from airing an undercover report in which the firm’s chief executive speaks frankly about its practices, according to the Financial Times. Channel 4 said their reporters posed as potential clients and spoke with senior members of Cambridge Analytica’s team, including […]

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Facebook's fight against the phrase “data breach”

Amid the fallout over the revelation that a political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, obtained personal data from more than 50 million Facebook users without their permission, Facebook and some of its executives objected to the use of the phrase “data breach” to describe the controversy. Nicholas Thompson, a CBS News contributor and editor-in-chief of Wired […]

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