Facebook's Reputation Takes Another Hit With Cambridge Analytica Revelation

Snowden Facebook a ‘surveillance company’ that collects and sells user data

Snowden Facebook a ‘surveillance company’ that collects and sells user data

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The stock tumbled almost 7% Monday on news that data firm Cambridge Analytica, which had ties to Trump's campaign, reportedly accessed information from about 50 million Facebook users.

A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said the allegations were "clearly very concerning". Nix is seen bragging about being able to "send some girls around to the candidate's house", and he stressed that Ukrainian girls "are very handsome, I find that works very well" for purposes of gathering political dirt.

In order to get the footage, a Channel 4 News reporter "posed as a fixer for a wealthy client hoping to get candidates elected in Sri Lanka".

"We have a long history of working behind the scenes you know", Nix says in the Channel Four documentary, viewable above.

"They are very attractive", Nix added.

"I think we should all be shocked by this", Denham told Channel 4.

CA told the broadcaster: "We entirely refute any allegation that Cambridge Analytica or any of its affiliates use entrapment, bribes or so-called honeytraps for any goal whatsoever".

The subject will undoubtedly come up when a U.K. Parliament committee recalls Nix (and Mark Zuckerberg) for testimony on the data breaches, so it's no wonder that Cambridge Analytica didn't want this undercover footage to air.

Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced calls from United States and European lawmakers to explain how a consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump's election campaign gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users.

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Facebook makes it easy for advertisers to target users based on nuanced information about them. "It is essential that people can have confidence that their personal data will be protected and used in an appropriate way".

She had already announced an investigation into the matter.

"We expect Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and all the organisations involved to co-operate fully".

Daniel Kreiss, a professor of media and communications at the University of North Carolina, said Facebook failed to live up to its responsibilities on election ads.

In a statement it said that: "In 2014 we received Facebook data and derivatives of Facebook data from another company, GSR, that we engaged in good faith to legally supply data for research".

Former employee Christopher Wylie claims the company used the data to influence the USA presidential election.

Wyden, an influential senator on technology issues, asked how many times during the past ten years Facebook was aware of third parties collecting or processing data in violation of the company's platform policies, among several other questions.

Britain's Information Commissioner's Office said it would consider the potential new evidence as part its separate civil and criminal probe into whether Facebook user data had been abused in British elections.

"This is a complex and far reaching investigation for my office and any criminal or civil enforcement actions arising from it will be pursued vigorously".

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