Trump election consultants harvested data from 50 million Facebook users ‘to target people’s demons’

Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users without permission to develop techniques to support President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, it has emerged. In a Saturday report, London’s Observer quoted whistle-blower Christopher Wylie, who helped set up Cambridge Analytica and worked with an academic at Cambridge University to […]


User beware: why Facebook’s data problems go much deeper than Cambridge Analytica

Facebook last week suspended the Trump campaign’s data consultant, Cambridge Analytica, for scraping the data of potentially millions of users without their consent. But thousands of other developers, including the makers of games such as FarmVille and the dating app Tinder, as well as political consultants from Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign, also siphoned huge […]