Facebook data used by Cambridge Analytica may still be around
Апреля 24 2018, 06:42 | Alexander Lowe
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower reveals shocking claim his predecessor was poisoned and police bribed
Wylie on Tuesday claimed that the data was sold to CA. "This is what modern colonialism looks like", Wylie wrote on Twitter.
Strategic Communication Laboratories or SCL is the parent company of Cambridge Analytica that was reportedly involved in harvesting the data of 50 million Facebook users. He accused the Leave campaign of "cheating" to win the referendum because Vote Leave donated £625,000 to BeLeave, which in turn spent the money on AggregateIQ.
"They (Cambridge Analytica) worked extensively in India".
While Cambridge Analytica denied the allegations, the media reports have caused concerns across the globe with law enforcement authorities from the USA and the United Kingdom summoning Cambridge Analytica and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.
"I believe their client was Congress. Congress Party needs to apologize to the nation for data theft and trying to manipulate voters", tweeted Ravi Shankar Prasad, the country's information technology minister.
"I don't remember a national project, but I know regionally, I mean, India...is so big that, you know, one state can be, you know, as big as Britain", Christopher Wylie, a Canadian whistleblower who was the former director of research at CA, said while deposing in front of the British Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
According to Scroll, the British behavioural research company's Indian arm carried out surveys of voters for Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) during the 2010 Bihar Assembly elections, as well as for a "major political party" during the 2007 polls in Uttar Pradesh. Although Facebook said that it stopped the practice that allowed the Trump-linked firm to collect so much personal data from the platform, the episode highlighted popular unease about the site's obtuse privacy settings and vulnerability to scammers, fake news merchants, and other bad actors. The country is holding a national election next year.
Last week, a spokesperson for the State Department, confirmed that SCL had a contract worth $500,000 with the State Department's Global Engagement Center (GEC), whose duties have included waging a social media war against the Islamic State (IS) group.
The Channel 4 employee says the data appears to have been widely shared in the past. "We've heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find and that we must do more to keep people informed", chief privacy officer Erin Egan and deputy general counsel Ashlie Beringer said in a post. This businessman wanted Alexander Nix to go and defeat the Congress in India.
"Overall this a very positive result, and one of the victories gave the GOP control over the Colorado State Senate", the internal documents said.
"We know that this was a major violation of peoples' trust, and I deeply regret that we didn't do enough to deal with it". The Government felt there was a need for further information about the data breach from Facebook. Surjewala said Mr. Prasad and the Modi government refuse to answer these questions and "they only want to divert the agenda". It makes no mention of any work after 2012. Tamsin Allen, an attorney for Wylie, did not immediately respond to emails requesting comment. None of his employers have ever considered him a an important part of their business, he was a part time nobody at Cambridge Analytica and a junior nobody every where else he worked.
"India is even more vulnerable than the U.S.", Pahwa said.
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