Report: SEC probes Facebook privacy issues
NEW YORK (AP) — A report says the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Facebook adequately warned its investors about privacy lapses involving the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica.
The Wall Street Journal said Thursday that the SEC has requested information from Facebook on how much the company knew about Cambridge Analytica's use of user data. The report cited unnamed people familiar with the matter.
NEW YORK (AP) — If you've made changes to how you use social media since Facebook's Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle, you're not alone.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal and Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony (all times local):
Discussion forum company Reddit issued its transparency report for 2017 during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Senate appearance, saying it had found and banned 944 suspicious accounts associated with Russia's Internet Research Agency.
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman says in a post that the company is cooperating with Congress and informed lawmakers of its findings Tuesday.
Some people are shocked — shocked! — to learn of Cambridge Analytica's questionable use of personal data from more than 50 million Facebook users to reportedly support the Trump campaign. And some pundits are urging Big Brother government to call in the regulatory gendarmes.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it has suspended a Canadian political consulting firm amid media reports it had ties to Cambridge Analytica, a British data mining company accused of obtaining data from up to 87 million Facebook users to sway elections.
Menlo Park, California-based Facebook says in a statement issued Saturday that AggregateIQ may have improperly received data from Facebook users. AggregateIQ will lose all Facebook access.
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Allegations that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official smartphone app is shipping Indians' personal data to servers abroad have morphed into a political scandal in a country where privacy rules are weak and the data mining runs rampant.
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi taunted the prime minister after a pseudonymous researcher found that Modi's app was pumping private information such as citizens' email addresses to servers controlled by a U.S. firm.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has come under fierce criticism over reports that it swiped the data of more than 50 million Facebook users to sway elections.
Zuckerberg Admits ‘Mistakes’ In Privacy Scandal
NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A data mining firm that's under fire over its work for Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was hired previously by North Carolina Republicans — and that's gotten the attention of state Democrats who are questioning what state GOP clients knew about the information the company collected.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the alleged use of personal Facebook data by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (all times local):
The board of Cambridge Analytica says it has suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending a full independent investigation of his actions.
The board cited comments Nix made to an undercover reporter for Britain's Channel 4 News and other allegations of wrongdoing for its action Tuesday.
Illinois child welfare to end use of predictive program
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services will end a $366,000 program that uses computer data mining to identify children at risk for serious injury or death after the agency's director called the technology unreliable.
Data firm: Flynn advisory role never materialized
WASHINGTON (AP) — A firm connected to a data mining and analysis company that worked on President Donald Trump's campaign said Monday that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was in talks about taking an advisory role less than a week before Election Day. But the company says the position never materialized.
Portman quietly deploys web tools as Ohio Senate race rages
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Much of the work of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's re-election campaign in Ohio is happening under the fingertips of voters. Google says Portman has made some of the savviest use this election cycle of its digital resources as his campaign has begun to unravel an early lead by former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.
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