Cambridge Analytica is a nongovernmental company specializing in data analysis and data mining. It was established in 2013, and participated in 44 US races in 2014. In 2016, Cambridge Analytica was involved in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan, creator of the app that harvested data from the accounts of millions of Facebook users for Cambridge Analytica, is giving evidence to the Commons committee investigating fake news.
The suspended bigwig of notorious data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, has ducked the UK government’s fake news inquiry – for now. MPs are faced with the decision whether or not to summon the slippery CEO.
The developer of the quiz app Cambridge Analytica used to collect the data of some 87 million Facebook users also had access to their private messages, according to a warning sent by the social media giant to affected users.
Cambridge Analytica boasted about its possession of unique data in pitches to multiple Republican election campaigns after harvesting personal information from 87 million Facebook users, a new report reveals.
Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ has been suspended on Facebook for alleged mishandling of user data, the social network said, as it continues damage control activity in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.