Facebook suspends data firm tied to Trump campaign
18 March, 2018, 01:54 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
His app, "thisisyourdigitallife", offered a personality prediction, and billed itself on Facebook as "a research app used by psychologists".
Although Kogan gained access to this information in a legitimate way and through the proper channels that governed all developers on Facebook at that time, he did not subsequently abide by our rules.
Facebook announced on Saturday that it had suspended the data research firm Cambridge Analytica for holding onto dubiously obtained user data after assuring the social media firm that the information had been deleted. Facebook had asked the firms to certify that the data had been deleted, which they did without actually following through, according to the Times.
Facebook said it had launced investigations into the claims adding: "We will take legal action if necessary to hold them responsible and accountable for any unlawful behaviour". Facebook said it was also suspending the firm's parent company, Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL). "If true, this is another unacceptable violation of trust and the commitments they made", said Grewal.
The paper quoted Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie, who worked with an academic at Cambridge University to obtain the data, as saying the system could profile individual voters to target them with personalized political advertisements.
A February report from Vox said that separately from Cambridge Analytica, the Trump Campaign hired digital marketing firm Giles-Pascale for social media microtargeting.
The attorney general's office confirmed by e-mail Saturday evening that they were opening a civil investigation and had been in touch with Facebook already to inform the social-media giant. It insists it played an instrumental role Trump's ultimately successful bid for the presidency.
This allowed GSR and Cambridge Analytica to build highly detailed profiles of 50 million people, despite the fact only 270,000 people agreed to have their data collected.
This is the question on many people's mind after reports emerged that a firm hired by Jubilee Party mined Facebook data to shape Donald Trump'selection as USA president.
But according to the Times, the app also collected the data of those quiz-takers' Facebook friends, without permission.
In the UK, Cambridge Analytica is similarly under investigation for privacy violations and other alleged illegal activity in the pro-Brexit campaign.
"It's part of our ongoing investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes which was launched to consider how political parties and campaigns, data analytics companies and social media platforms in the United Kingdom are using and analysing people's personal information to micro-target voters". Mark R. Warner (Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a statement in response to the stories on Facebook and Cambridge Analytics.
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In fact, Breitbart executive board chair Steve Bannon, who became CEO of the Trump campaign in mid-August 2016, told Bloomberg in late October of that year, "I wouldn't have come aboard, even for Trump, if I hadn't known they were building this massive Facebook and data engine".
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