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Cambridge Analytica News
Cambridge Analytica deceived Facebook users, confirms US Federal Trade Commission
Sat, Dec 07, 2019
The company engaged in deceptive practices to harvest personal information from tens of millions of Facebook users for voter profiling and targeting.
Facebook suspends 10,000 apps for abusing user privacy after Cambridge Analytica scandal
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
After a review of personal privacy following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Social media platform Facebook said that it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps on its platform.
FTC sues Cambridge Analytica over 'deceptive practices'
Thu, Jul 25, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has also sued Cambridge Analytica - the data firm accused of harvesting data on millions of Facebook users without consent, after announcing a record fine of USD 5 billion for the social networking giant.
Apple hires Facebook critic on its privacy team - What report claims, find out
Thu, Jan 10, 2019
Parakilas` job will involve working to ensure that future products minimise data collection and protect privacy.
Warning! Facebook should brace itself for another tough year - 'Sell' recommendation on FB stock
Tue, Jan 08, 2019
Facebook had a tough year in 2018. Scrutiny of Facebook increased manifold since it revealed earlier in 2018 how a London-based political consultancy, that worked for US President Donald Trump`s campaign, improperly got access to data of up to 87 millions users.
How to hack Facebook: Explained in easy steps! Just check these YouTube videos
Tue, Oct 02, 2018
How to hack Facebook? Yes, after the recent hack of this social network, that even reportedly compromised the account of co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, this question is roiling cyber space like no other! And, now, there are many who are trying to show that it is quite easy to hack Facebook!
CBI writes to Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, GSR in data breach case
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
The CBI has written to UK-based Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research (GSR) and US-based Facebook, seeking information in connection with its probe into allegedly illegally obtaining social networking site data of Indians, sources said on Monday.
Centre refuses to share Facebook's data leak response, says it is confidential
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
The Indian government has refused to share copies of responses received from the US-based social media giant Facebook over global data breach scandal involving London-based data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, saying the information was shared by the companies 'in confidence'
Facebook's Private Profile feature will secure your privacy
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Facebook Groups are communities where individual members can join and contribute to the ongoing discussion. Such Groups may also be related to finding flats/flatmates, a college community group or just about anything for users to access and share. From 100 million, Facebook Groups have reportedly increased to 200 million users.
Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy in US following Facebook privacy scandal
Fri, May 18, 2018
London-based Cambridge Analytica was created in 2013 initially with a focus on U.S. elections, with $15 million in backing from Mercer and a name chosen by former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon, according to a report by the New York Times. Facebook has faced multiple investigations in the United States and Europe over its handling of personal data of users, hurting shares of the Mark Zuckerberg-led company.
Cambridge Analytica and British parent shut down after Facebook scandal
Thu, May 03, 2018
Allegations of the improper use of data for 87 million Facebook users by Cambridge Analytica, which was hired by President Donald Trump`s 2016 U.S. election campaign, has hurt the shares of the world`s biggest social network and prompted multiple official investigations in the United States and Europe.
My data has harvested, sold by Cambridge Analytica, says Mark Zuckerberg
Fri, Apr 13, 2018
Cambridge Analytica compromised personal information of approximately 87 million users, half a million of whom were from India. The American people are concerned about how Facebook protects and profits from its users' data, lawmakers said. Beginning this Monday, Facebook has started to notify those users whose data have been breached.
Facebook to reward people reporting data abuse
Wed, Apr 11, 2018
The Data Abuse Bounty is inspired by the existing bug bounty programme that the company uses to uncover and address security issues and it would help Facebook identify violations of its policies.
Facebook may unveil 'Unsend' feature post-data breach controversies
Sat, Apr 07, 2018
At present, a Facebook user is allowed to delete only messages from their own inboxes - which once deleted gets revealed on the recipient`s thread.
WhatsApp says it collects very little data and every message is end to end encrypted
Sat, Apr 07, 2018
WhatsApp was responding to concerns by experts that the popular instant messaging service with over 200-million active users in India might not be as secure as being claimed. Questions were also being raised over certain provisions of the user agreement wherein most of its wrongdoings would go un-remedied and un-challenged . "WhatsApp collects very little data and every message is end-to-end encrypted. Contrary to recent comments in the media, we are not keeping track of the friends and family you have messaged," a WhatsApp spokesperson told PTI
Facebook says data leak hits 87 million users, widening privacy scandal
Thu, Apr 05, 2018
Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a conference call with reporters that Facebook had not seen "any meaningful impact" on usage or ad sales since the scandal, although he added, "it`s not good" if people are unhappy with the company.
Snapchat trolls Facebook with Russian bot filter
Mon, Apr 02, 2018
The filter targeted Facebook following reports that said more than 50,000 bots on Facebook, with links to the Russian government, were used to influence the 2016 US presidential election. Last year, Snapchat trolled Facebook with a filter that gets like from "my_mom" showing Facebook`s older-skewing user base.
Narendra Modi govt won't tolerate unauthorised use of data: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Mon, Apr 02, 2018
Ravi Shankar Prasad on March 29 said the government had given notices to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica on the data breach issue and would decide on the action to be taken after receiving their responses.
User data leak: Mozilla, Tesla, other companies distances them from Facebook
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
User data leak: Mozilla, Tesla and other companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign. While the actions will not likely be permanent and won't have much of an effect on Facebo
UK investigators search London office of firm at centre of Facebook data storm
Sat, Mar 24, 2018
About 20 officials, wearing black jackets with "ICO Enforcement" on them, arrived at the firm`s central London offices on Friday evening soon after a High Court judge granted a search warrant sought by the Information Commissioner`s Office (ICO). The officials concluded the search around 0300 GMT on Saturday