Facebook data from almost 3 million Pennsylvanians was shared with Cambridge Analytica

New Review for Third-Party Apps on Facebook

New Review for Third-Party Apps on Facebook

The firm's records reveal the nine-month-old business became involved in a flurry of activity in the days surrounding the Observer newspaper's expose of the Facebook data harvest, and Channel 4 screening a hidden camera video showing Cambridge Analytica chief Alexander Nix discussing potential ways to discredit politicians.

Yesterday, the British firm announced that it was immediately ceasing all its operations and filing for insolvency in Britain and the United States. "Despite the company's precarious financial condition, Cambridge Analytica intends to fully meet its obligations to its employees, including with respect to notice periods, severance terms, and redundancy entitlements".

Revelations about the misuse of data, plunged Facebook into crisis and prompted regulators to open investigations.

"Cambridge Analytica and SCL group can not be allowed to delete their data history by closing".

Cambridge Analytica said on Wednesday that it had been the subject of "numerous unfounded accusations" and had been "vilified" for activities that were both legal and accepted as a "standard component of online advertising in both the political and commercial arenas".

The businesses issued a statement on Wednesday, saying they had started bankruptcy proceedings, blaming a "siege of media coverage" related to the Facebook data-harvesting scandal for the decision.

According to Shapiro, it is not yet known how many Facebook users there are overall in Pennsylvania. Facebook and Dr. Kogan had a close relationship, with Facebook sharing aggregate user data to feed into GSR models.

Cambridge Analytica have been successfully controlling the minds of thousands of people - if not hundreds of thousands - since 2013.

And the contact address given for Rebekah Mercer is the same location as Cambridge Analytica's NY operation. The firm was accused of improperly obtaining personal information on behalf of political clients.

Facebook estimates that it shared a total of 70 million American users' data.

"It's crucial that Facebook and Twitter and any entity that collects data, protects it", he said. The New York Times reported that officials from Cambridge Analytica and SCL have raised the possibility of using Emerdata as a rebranding of Cambridge Analytica by buying the latter's data and intellectual property. "I will continue my investigation into Facebook's policies to make sure that we are adequately protected in the future". CA's British parent company, SCL Elections Ltd., will also be closing its doors after suffering a major loss in business, in the aftermath of the data scandal.

In 2014, Cambridge Analytica gained access to the Facebook data of tens of millions of people using a technique widely used during that era to collect information on Facebook users.

The company was able to amass the database quickly with the help of an app that appeared to be a personality test.

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