Pressure on Facebook after UK firm ‘harvests’ 50m accounts



Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is facing calls to appear before MPs amid allegations a British data firm “harvested” 50 million user profiles.
Whistleblower Chris Wylie, a former research director at Cambridge Analytica, said the firm obtained the mostly American Facebook profiles in 2014 while attempting to build a system which could influence voters.
The data was collected using an app called thisisyourdigitallife, which was built by Cambridge University academic Aleksandr Kogan and his company Global Science Research (GSR).
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18 March 2018 in Politics, Views: 204
Source: Scotsman
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