Social – TechCrunch 28 March 2018

Facebook makes its privacy, data downloading and deletion settings easier to find

With Facebook facing a wave of public backlash over how it has handled user data over the years — a backlash that was kicked off two weeks ago with the revelation that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica had worked on targeted election campaigns using personal and private Facebook data — the company today announced a […]

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Facebook just lost another user — New Zealand’s privacy commissioner

Mark Zuckerberg’s friend count continues to tick down in the face of a major data misuse scandal griping the company. The latest individual to #DeleteFacebook is no less than the privacy commissioner of New Zealand. Writing in The Spinoff, John Edwards accuses Facebook of being non-compliant with the New Zealand Privacy Act — and urges other […]

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Palantir confirms a staff link with Cambridge Analytica

Turns out there is a link between Peter Thiel’s secretive big data analytics firm, Palantir, and Cambridge Analytica — the political consulting firm at the center of the current Facebook data misuse scandal. Facebook responds to data misuse Starting in 2013, the New York Times reports that a UK-based Palantir employee worked with Cambridge Analytica — going […]

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