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Google responds to report that Android apps are illegally tracking children's behavior

5 monthes ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

Not to be outdone by Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a political data firm potentially skimmed the private data of around 87 million users or more, Google has been accused of violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by allowing children to be tracked by thousands of Android apps .
According to a recent study analyzing 5,855 of the most popular free children's apps, researchers at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley found that a majority are potentially in violation of COPPA. As a result, kids under the age of 13 end up seeing targeted...
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Cambridge Analytica planned to issue digital currency: sources

Cambridge Analytica planned to issue digital currency: sources

5 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

NEW YORK - Cambridge Analytica was planning to raise money by issuing a new type of digital currency before it became embroiled in a scandal surrounding the misuse of Facebook Inc personal data, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Cambridge Analytica used other quizzes to gather Facebook data, former employee testifies

Cambridge Analytica used other quizzes to gather Facebook data, former employee testifies

5 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Cambridge Analytica and its partners used data from previously unknown “Facebook-connected questionnaires” to obtain user data from the social media service, according to testimony from a former Cambridge Analytica employee.
Kaiser said a “sex compass” app was used to obtain data
Brittany Kaiser provided evidence to the British Parliament today as part of a hearing on fake news. Kaiser, who worked on the business team at Cambridge Analytica's parent company until January of this year, wrote in a statement that she was “aware in a general sense of a wide range of surveys” used by Cambridge...
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Cambridge Analytica gathered Facebook data with 'sex compass' quiz - CNET

5 monthes ago   |   By CNET

The number of Facebook users who had their data acquired could far exceed 87 million, says a former Cambridge Analytica employee.
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Cambridge Analytica Scandal Spans More Than One Facebook App

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

The Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook is presently enduring spans more than just a single online quiz app that has so far been reported as leveraged for harvesting data on up to 87 million users in 2014, according to one Brittney Kaiser, a former employee of the political consulting firm which testified in front of a British parliamentary committee regarding online misinformation campaigns earlier today. While the This Is Your Digital Life app developed by researcher Aleksandr Kogan was the one that led to the controversy in the first place, abusing Facebook logins to mine data on some...
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