Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters
For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate
An examination by The New York Times and The Observer of London reveals how Cambridge Analytica’s drive to bring to market a potentially powerful new weapon put the firm — and wealthy conservative investors seeking to reshape politics — under scrutiny from investigators and lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic.
The algorithm used in the Facebook data breach trawled though personal data for information on sexual orientation, race, gender – and even intelligence and childhood trauma
Understanding that legacy can help us stop the next Cambridge Analytica.
Yes, it’s easy to point a well-deserved finger at Cambridge Analytica, and another at Facebook. But it’s too neat to pin it on those two when the problem is so much larger and insidious
The method was similar to the one Netflix uses to recommend movies — no crystal ball, but good enough to make an effective political tool.
Brittany Kaiser talks about her time inside the controversial political data firm and why she is speaking out now
Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower who helped found Cambridge Analytica, recently came clean about his role in creating the controversial data mining outfit. BuzzFeed News has obtained communications that show what he was thinking when he went about founding what would become Cambridge Analytica and why being “evil pays more.
Facebook banned Cambridge Analytica because of how they used the platform, not for what they did, explains the chief product officer at Wavemaker UK.
Connection To Russia
What Did Cambridge Analytica Say?
IN A SERIES of undercover videos filmed over the last year, Britain’s Channel 4 News caught executives at Cambridge Analytica appear to say they could extort politicians, send women to entrap them, and help proliferate propaganda to help their clients. The sting operation was conducted as part of an ongoing investigation into Cambridge Analytica, a data consulting firm that worked for President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Bosses tell undercover reporters how honey traps, spies and fake news can be used to help clients
The Facebook CEO finally spoke, but did he say anything new?
Crisis experts believe Facebook couldn’t have messed up more.
Data breach? No. Pretty bad? Yes Hidden cameras. Leadership disagreements. And, oh yeah, misinformation is still a problem.
It will lead to regulation on advertising
For years, the digital ad industry has rebuffed most proposals to regulate ad targeting. The frequent mantra was that personally identifiable information isn’t used, no harm is done and, besides, the direct mail industry is far more invasive. In light of the spotlight being shone onto Cambridge Analytica, that approach probably won’t work.