Cambridge Analytica to file for bankruptcy

Keeping your privacy safe on social media

Keeping your privacy safe on social media

Per the Companies House filing, the staff includes Rebekah Mercer, the conservative donor, and daughter of billionaire hedge fund manager Robert Mercer who listed her correspondence address as the NY office space of Cambridge Analytica.

Revelations about the misuse of data, plunged Facebook into crisis and prompted regulators to open investigations.

It would be impossible to ever estimate how successful Cambridge Analytica, SCL Elections, and Global Science Research were at converting masses of data into votes; however, these events show us some of the more unsafe effects of powerful computing technology we have developed.

In a statement issued last night, the firm denied the claims, saying that its activities were not only legal, but also widely accepted as a standard component of online advertising in both the political and commercial arenas.

It blamed a "siege of media coverage" for driving away customers, meaning the company's continued operation was no longer viable, leaving it "with no realistic alternative to placing the company into administration".

Five things that stood out about Mookie Betts' offensive explosion
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts made history Wednesday during his team's 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals . The Phillies were 6-0 winners at Miami behind Aaron Nola, who scattered four hits over 7 1/3 innings to move to 4-1.

A published report says the data firm at the center of Facebook's privacy debacle is closing its doors.

According to Shapiro, it is not yet known how many Facebook users there are overall in Pennsylvania.

The controversy has triggered a groundswell of criticism, investigations into both Cambridge Analytica and Facebook around the world, multiple hearings in the U.S. Congress and the potential for fines and other penalties. The firm was accused of improperly obtaining personal information on behalf of political clients.

The UK based data analytics and political consulting firm has been under fire in various countries for allegedly harvesting data from nearly 87 million Facebook users and leveraging them for political campaigns.

"It's crucial that Facebook and Twitter and any entity that collects data, protects it", he said.

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Sessions Court Judge Zaman Mohd Noor sentenced him to a week's jail from the date of arrest and a fine of RM10,000. Singapore and the Philippines are considering introducing similar anti-fake news legislation.

"We will also monitor closely any successor companies using our powers to audit and inspect, to ensure the public is safeguarded", a spokeswoman for the Information Commissioner's Office said in a statement.

The contract between GSR and SCL Elections stated that the predictions made by this model were comparable to, if not more accurate than, those made by close acquaintances of test groups.

Damian Collins, the chair of the U.K. Parliament's media committee, told Sky News that he was "alive to the risk" that the company might try to rebrand itself.

"I think it's absolutely vital that the closure of these companies is not used as an excuse to try and limit or restrict the ability of the authorities to investigate what they were doing", he said. Apps and websites that use features such as the Like button or Facebook Analytics send us information (https://bit.ly/2qDLvFm) to make their content and ads better.

Designed by an outside researcher named Alexander Kogan, the tool, called ThisIsYourDigitalLife, collected information not only on Facebook users who approved it but also their friends.

WhatsApp bringing group video calls, video chat coming to Instagram
It already has partnerships with major brands and celebrities like Ariana Grande, Lizy Kopshy, Vogue, and Buzzfeed. For example, if you follow a lot of cat Instagram profiles, there might be an Animals section on the Explore page.

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