• Suspended Cambridge Analytica CEO Cancels U.K. Parliament Testimony

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    Cambridge Analytica's suspended CEO Alexander Nix will no longer testify before a United Kingdom parliamentary committee.
    Nix was suspended following the company's controversy with Facebook , and is now involved in a criminal investigation, which is why he says he can't appear before the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee.
    “His legal representation has said that he's now not able to give evidence to the committee tomorrow, as a consequence of him having been served an information notice, and being subject to a criminal investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office,”...
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  • Cambridge Analytica's ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament

    8 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the political consultancy firm at the center of a storm about mishandled Facebook users data, has backed out of re-appearing in front of the UK parliament for a second time.
    Nix had been scheduled to take questions from the DCMS committee that's probing online misinformation tomorrow afternoon.
    In a press notice today, the committee said: “The former CEO of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, is now refusing to appear before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee at a public session tomorrow, Wednesday 18 th April, at 2.15pm. He cites the...
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  • Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

    8 days ago - By Chron

    LONDON - The chair of the British Parliament's media committee says that Cambridge Analytica's former CEO, Alexander Nix, says he will no longer testify at un upcoming session on fake news, citing an ongoing investigation by the information commissioner's office.
    Nix had been recalled by the committee to testify Wednesday following testimony by whistleblower Christopher Wylie on the use of data by some 87 million Facebook users in the campaign for Donald Trump's presidential election.
    Committee chair Damian Collins rejected Nix's reason for not appearing, as he has not "not been charged...
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  • CA also used ‘sex compass' and other quiz apps for sucking Facebook data, says former employee

    8 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Brittney Kaiser, a former employee for Cambridge Analytica - who left the company in January and is today giving evidence in front of a UK parliament committee that's investigating online misinformation - has suggested that data on far more Facebook users may have found its way into the consultancy's hands than the up to 87M people Facebook has so far suggested had personal data compromised as a result of a personality quiz app running on its platform which was developed by an academic working with CA.
    Another former CA employee, Chris Wylie, previously told the committee the company...
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  • Second Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says 'Sex Compass' app gathered more Facebook data beyond the 87 million we already knew about

    Second Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says 'Sex Compass' app gathered more Facebook data beyond the 87 million we already knew about

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    A second Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says the Facebook data fiasco affects way more than 87 million users.
    Brittany Kaiser says Cambridge Analytica used numerous questionnaires to gather data.
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly apologised for the data breach.
    The 87 million Facebook accounts harvested by Cambridge Analytica in a massive data breach were probably just the tip of the iceberg.
    That's the written testimony CA's former Business Development Director Brittany Kaiser gave to Britain's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Tuesday.
    She told British...
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