Julian Assange and Cambridge Analytica director met in February – The Guardian

The Guardian revealed that a Cambridge Analytica director apparently visited Julian Assange in February last year and told friends that the reason for the meeting was to discuss what happened during the US election.

The report adds that Brittany Kaiser, a director at the firm until earlier this year, also claimed to have channelled cryptocurrency payments and donations to WikiLeaks.… Be Informed

Cambridge Analytica ordered to release data on US voter

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The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Cambridge Analytica to hand a US voter all personal information the company holds about him.

The order was issued on Friday and could set a precedent for 240 million American voter on whom Cambridge Analytica claims to have data to request similar information from Cambridge Analytica.… Be Informed

Cambridge Analytica to shut down

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Cambridge Analytica, the data firm involved in the controversy over its handling of Facebook user data, and its British parent firm SCL Elections Ltd are shutting down immediately, the company said on Wednesday.

SCL Elections and Cambridge Analytica will begin bankruptcy proceedings, the firm said, after losing clients and facing mounting legal fees in the controversy over reports the company harvested personal data about Facebook users beginning in 2014.… Be Informed

EU proposes measures to tackle online disinformation

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The European Commission is proposing measures to tackle disinformation online, including an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation, support for an independent network of fact-checkers, and a series of actions to stimulate quality journalism and promote media literacy.

The recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica revelations demonstrated exactly how personal data can be exploited in electoral contexts, and are a timely reminder that more is needed to secure resilient democratic processes.

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CNN : The evolution of Zuckerberg from a techie to a world leader overseeing a nation of two billion people he created

CNN’s Mark Zuckerberg’s growing up moment.

zuckerbergCNN’s Laurie Segall meets Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg before he addresses the US Congress and gives account of how the techie geek evolved into a world leader, who is ‘overseeing’ a nation he created of two billion people.… Be Informed