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Cambridge Analytica Sent Foreigners To Work On U.S. Elections, Former Employees Say

Cambridge Analytica Sent Foreigners To Work On U.S. Elections, Former Employees SayCambridge Analytica, the data firm at the center of a scandal about misused



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India queries Cambridge Analytica over alleged Facebook data breach

India queries Cambridge Analytica over alleged Facebook data breachIndia has set a March 31 deadline for London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to respond to a query on whether it was engaged to improperly harvest Facebook data on Indian citizens, the information technology ministry said. India’s information technology minister last week warned against any abuse of social media in elections, following reports that the analytics firm improperly accessed information on millions of Facebook users to target U.S. voters.



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UK regulators search Cambridge Analytica offices

UK regulators search Cambridge Analytica officesBritish regulators on Friday began searching the London offices of Cambridge Analytica (CA), the scandal-hit communications firm at the heart of the Facebook data scandal, shortly after a judge approved a search warrant. Around 18 enforcement agents from the office of Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham entered the company’s London headquarters at around 8:00pm (2000 GMT) to execute the warrant. The High Court granted the raid request less than an hour earlier, as Denham investigates claims that Cambridge Analytica may have illegally harvested Facebook data for political ends.



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Top HUD Official Worked At Cambridge Analytica — But It's Not In His Bio

Top HUD Official Worked At Cambridge Analytica -- But It's Not In His BioA top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development previously



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Regulators search Cambridge Analytica's London offices for seven hours over Facebook row

Regulators search Cambridge Analytica's London offices for seven hours over Facebook rowEnforcement officers for the Information Commissioner spent nearly seven hours searching Cambridge Analytica's central London premises overnight. Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, has requested urgent access to the records of Cambridge Analytica, a company accused of harvesting the records of 50 million Facebook users. The data watchdog's investigation includes the acquisition and use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, its parent company SCL and academic Dr Aleksandr Kogan, who developed the app used to gather data. It stems from claims over the harvesting of personal data – and whether it was used during Donald Trump's US presidential campaign or the Brexit referendum. After entering the building in New Oxford Street at 8pm on Friday, some of the team emerged on foot at around 2.50am on Saturday morning as a van, thought to be carrying evidence, left via a rear exit. A van leaves the building followed by Information Commissioner's Office enforcement officers working on the premises of Cambridge Analytica in central London Credit: PA Earlier the investigators could be seen examining documents and taking photographs of a whiteboard and of computers. The group of around 18 people, some wearing ICO enforcement jackets,  arrived at the building less than an hour after a High Court judge granted the search warrant sought by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Information Commissioner's Office enforcement officers working on the premises of Cambridge Analytica in central London  Credit: PA They went up a side set of stairs at the building in New Oxford Street, London, and were seen on the second floor – where Cambridge Analytica has its offices. Earlier, the Information Commission Office said it was "pleased with the" judge's decision. Twitter account posted: "ICO granted warrant: We're pleased with the decision of the judge and we plan to execute the warrant shortly. ICO granted warrant: We’re pleased with the decision of the judge and we plan to execute the warrant shortly. This is just one part of a larger investigation into the use of personal data for political purposes and we will now need time to collect and consider the evidence— ICO (@ICOnews) March 23, 2018 The officers were seen on the first and second floors taking photographs of a whiteboard and of computers, while a man took notes on clipboard. Alexander Nix, the firm's chief executive, has been suspended while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been called on to give evidence to MPs. After a hearing at London's High Court on Friday, Judge Leonard said he would give the reasons for his decision on Tuesday. People are seen are seen inside the building which houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica  Credit: Reuters Facebook has admitted to a "major violation of people's trust" and announced an investigation into the harvesting and sale of the private data of millions of users. The social media giant said that it does not "deserve to serve" its users unless it can protect their personal information and said conceded it will have to regain people's trust. Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, said that mistakes had been made after people's private information was passed on without their permission. He launched an investigation into all developers that were given access to "large amounts" of private data, in a clear sign that the scandal is likely to expand.



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Warner: 'A lot more stories to be told' from Cambridge Analytica

Warner: 'A lot more stories to be told' from Cambridge AnalyticaSenator Mark Warner, top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about the new revelations regarding Cambridge Analytica and its work for the Donald Trump campaign.



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What You Need To Know About Cambridge Analytica

What You Need To Know About Cambridge AnalyticaThe reported breach and misuse of roughly 50 million Facebook users' data is



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Cambridge Analytica Suspends CEO After Alarming Reports On Its Election Maneuvers

Cambridge Analytica Suspends CEO After Alarming Reports On Its Election ManeuversCambridge Analytica, the British political research group linked to President



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Cambridge Analytica scandal: This is what happened when we went to Facebook headquarters seeking answers

Cambridge Analytica scandal: This is what happened when we went to Facebook headquarters seeking answersPoliticians on two continents would love to know where Mark Zuckerberg is. The Facebook CEO opened this year with a public mea culpa after the social media platform he nurtured into global dominance became entangled in congressional enquiries into Russian election meddling, with mounting evidence that Russian surrogates had used the platform to distort and divide. Mr Zuckerberg had already walked back dismissing the notion that Facebook could be a vessel for political chicanery as “crazy”, and at the outset of 2018 he pledged to do better.



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Cambridge Analytica Execs Bragged Of Using Fake News, Sex To Sway Elections

Cambridge Analytica Execs Bragged Of Using Fake News, Sex To Sway ElectionsDisturbing undercover interviews with executives from U.K.-based political



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