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Cambridge Analytica reportedly planned a virtual currency - CNET

3 days ago   |   By CNET

Embattled consultancy's digital token was intended to help people store and sell their online personal data, The New York Times reports.
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PSA: Here Is The Data Facebook Gets From Other Sites You Use

3 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

As was recently revealed in a landmark federal investigation and its wake, you don't necessarily have to be actively using Facebook to have it collect your data, so here is a quick rundown of what data it collects from other sites and services that you may use, and how it uses that data. The big common factor between all of these collection cases is simply that the sites and services overtly connect to Facebook in some way, and almost always ask you before doing so. As for how the data is used, that varies depending on what type of connection to Facebook a particular service has, and is...
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Cambridge Analytica planned to launch its own cryptocurrency

Cambridge Analytica planned to launch its own cryptocurrency

3 days ago   |   By The Verge

The company behind Facebook's massive data leak scandal, Cambridge Analytica , attempted to develop its own cryptocurrency this past year and intended to raise funds through an initial coin offering, Reuters and The New York Times reported today. The digital coin would have helped people store online personal data and even sell it, former Cambridge Analytica employee Brittany Kaiser told the Times .
Cambridge Analytica, which obtained the data of 87 million Facebook users, was hoping to raise as much as $30 million through the venture, anonymous sources told Reuters. Cambridge Analytica...
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Cambridge Analytica exec reveals there were more quizzes used to collect data

Cambridge Analytica exec reveals there were more quizzes used to collect data

3 days ago   |   By The Next Web

A former employee of the notorious data broker Cambridge Analytica today testified the company had several other quizzes on Facebook besides the one which started Facebook's current audit - and potentially they could have compromised far more than the 87 million people Facebook estimated. The British Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee is now conducting an inquiry into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica's misappropriation of user data. Yesterday, former CA executive Brittany Kaiser testified before the committee about the company's actions. You can read her full written...
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