The Guardian and NY Times – exposed facebook problem

A big thanks to Cynthia Stephens who directed me to the article which tells me who exposed the Facebook problem about privacy data being distributed. — hank springer


some excerpts:

…..In late 2015, The Guardian reported that Cambridge Analytica was helping Ted Cruz‘s presidential campaign. The report suggested the Republican candidate was using psychological data based on research spanning tens of millions of Facebook users in an attempt to gain an advantage over his political rivals — including Donald Trump….

….In an explosive expose published in mid-March, (2018The Guardian and The New York Times initially reported that 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested for Cambridge Analytica in a major data scandal. This number was later revised to as many as 87 million Facebook profiles…..

link to article and excerpts posted at at 435am 4 11 18 wednesday


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