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# Cambridge Analytica

Last year
# Facebook
Meta settles case in Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal
The case alleged that Facebook allowed the personal information of millions of users to be fed to Cambridge Analytica.
All time
# Internal memo
Facebook helped get Donald Trump elected, says senior executive
But Andrew Bosworth said Facebook didn’t play the kind of the role everyone thinks it did.
# alexandra phillips
Brexit Party MEP admits she worked for parent company of Cambridge Analytica
When initially interviewed by Channel 4 News, she denied involvement with Cambridge Analytica.
# Monopoly
Facebook co-founder says it's time for the government to break up the tech giant
“I feel a sense of anger and responsibility,” Chris Hughes wrote, who worked on the first News Feed team.
# Data Breach
Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog
The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.
'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies
A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.
# Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal
The suit alleges that Facebook misled users about the security of their data.
# Data privacy
Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year
Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.
# Data
Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid Facebook data crisis
Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological profiles on a large portion of the US electorate.
# data row
UK threatens to issue Zuckerberg with formal summons as he declined to appear to testify
Ignoring a formal summons could invite action by the House of Commons in the UK.
# new data rules
WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe
The previous minimum age was 13 years old.
# Data
Facebook rolling out tool in Ireland to help combat fake abortion referendum advertisements
Two Facebook executives spoke before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon.
# More questions no answers
Facebook to admit 'they could have done better' responding to data concerns in Ireland
Up to 44,687 people in Ireland may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
# Cambridge Analytica
Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold
He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.
# Cambridge Analytica
Mark Zuckerberg is getting a grilling by Congress over Facebook privacy fears
The Facebook CEO told Congress how the social media giant is handling the security fallout from Cambridge Analytica.
# Cambridge Analytica
Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'
Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
# Data Breach
Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns
Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.
# Facebook
Poll: Do you trust Facebook?
Up to 45,000 Irish profiles on the social media site may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
# Cambridge Analytica
Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach
It was previously thought that 50 million users had been affected.
# zuck out
Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs
The company has offered to send two other executives.
# seeking transparency
How many foreign groups are buying Facebook ads as part of the abortion referendum debate?
We look at how Facebook adverts are targeting Irish people ahead of the referendum.
# Cambridge Analytica
Zuckerberg runs ads in 9 British and US newspapers to say sorry for data scandal
“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t we don’t deserve it,” the Facebook CEO said.
# London
Offices of Cambridge Analytica raided by UK information commissioner
Around 18 enforcement agents entered the company’s London headquarters at around 8pm to execute the warrant.
# Facebook
Steve Bannon tries to distance himself from Cambridge Analytica
“Facebook data is for sale all over the world,” Trump’s former chief strategist said.
# Cambridge Analytica
Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users
“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform.”
# Aleksandr Kogan
'I am being used as a scapegoat': Academic who mined Facebook data for Cambridge Analytica
The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?
It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.
# Cambridge Analytica
'Your phone is a data goldmine': What you can do to protect yourself against data mining
Experts say social media users need to pay attention to the information they agree to share.
# Puppeteers
'Appearances can be deceptive' - CEO falls on sword, but did Cambridge Analytica swing the US election for Trump?
Former chief executive of CA Alexander Nix is at the centre of a firestorm concerning the alleged swinging of the 2016 US election in Donald Trump’s favour.
# Cambridge Analytica
Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica
The London based firm has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential election.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you considering deleting your Facebook?
#DeleteFacebook is trending, but what do you think?
# Data Breach
Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach
The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.
# in the shadows
Cambridge Analytica executives filmed allegedly touting use of bribery, entrapment to swing elections around the world
A new report by Channel 4 News includes undercover footage where employees of the shadowy data firm allegedly discuss the nature of their business.
# Cambridge Analytica
Here's why there's uproar again about Facebook and the data firm used by Trump's 2016 campaign
A former employee of Cambridge Analytica has said the firm is “a full-service propaganda machine”.
# Cambridge Analytica
Facebook accused of misleading British parliament over data leak risk
The social media platform has suspended Cambridge Analytica, which is best known for working on Donald Trump’s election campaign.