Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/…
Separately, the Electoral Commission is also investigating what role Cambridge Analytica played in the EU referendum.
On Friday, 4 days after the Observer sought comment for this story, but more than 2 years after the data breach was first reported, Facebook announced that it was suspending Cambridge Analytica and Kogan from the platform, pending information over misuse of data.
⚠mostly belonging to registered US voters – were harvested from the site in the largest ever breach of Facebook data.⚠
🔥asking him to destroy any data he held that had been collected by GSR, the company set up by Kogan to harvest the profiles.
"They waited two years and did absolutely nothing to check that the data was deleted. All they asked me to do was tick a box on a form and post it back.”
A majority of American states have laws requiring notification in some cases, including California, where Facebook is based.
Christopher Wylie, whistleblower
It promises to create a db of 2 million “matched” profiles
⚠identifiable and tied to electoral registers, across 11 states, but with room to expand much further.
Cambridge Analytica also said none of the data was used in the 2016 election.
I’ll never forget what Michael Carpenter said last year:
the Russians who have no idea what demographic to target unless American Confederates provided assistance.'
Raided by FBI
The dossier containing emails, contracts, bank transfers *SHOWS THAT* 50 million+ profiles – mostly belonging to registered US voters – were harvested from the site in the largest ever breach of Facebook data.
“We don’t have any relationship with Russia or Russian individuals,” he said at the time.
(Sound familiar? )
Tsk tsk tsk...
Well that's kinda shady, dont'cha think?
What say you, Zucky?