• Christopher Wylie, the 28-year-old whistleblower of the Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica, says his Facebook account has been disabled

    One year ago - By Chron

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    Christopher Wylie is the 28-year-old whistleblower on Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics firm that played an important role in Trump's 2016 campaign and the Brexit Leave campaign.
    Wylie said his Facebook account was disabled on Sunday, "for blowing the whistle, on something they have known privately for two years."
    Facebook says it is suspending Wylie's Facebook account, despite his role as a whistleblower, as it carries out its investigation on Cambridge Analytica.
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  • Marco Rubio throws Facebook under the bus for allowing Trump-linked firm to take 50 million users' information in massive data 'breach'

    One year ago - By Chron

    Sen. Marco Rubio said he was "disturbed" by Facebook allowing Cambridge Analytica to collect the data of millions of unwitting users.
    He suggested Facebook hasn't been forthcoming to Congressional investigators, and accused the company of acting like it is above the law.
    The data firm is tied to the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump, and is of interest to investigators in the Russia probe.
    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida tore into Facebook on Sunday in response to allegations that the social media company had allowed a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign to...
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  • U.S. and U.K. Lawmakers Demand Investigations of Facebook's Data Handling

    One year ago - By Fortune

    U.S. Senators and U.K. legislators immediately called for government action following Saturday's high-profile reports of the mishandling of Facebook user data by the right-wing electioneering firm Cambridge Analytica.
    Senator Amy Klobuchar called for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and said that the "major breach. .. must be investigated."
    Facebook breach: This is a major breach that must be investigated. It's clear these platforms can't police themselves. I've called for more transparency & accountability for online political ads. They say...
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