Govt sends query to Cambridge Analytica

Govt sends query to Cambridge Analytica

Govt sends query to Cambridge Analytica

The social networking site also assured damage control by sharing that "a comprehensive audit" of Cambridge Analytica will be conducted by a digital forensics firm called Stroz Friedberg.

Nix was suspended this week following the Facebook revelations and a further media sting in which he boasts about entrapping politicians and secretly operating in elections around the world through shadowy front companies.

Social networking giant Facebook has been slapped with four legal lawsuits within a week amid claims that UK-based analytical firm Cambridge Analytica is accused of harvesting millions of users' data from Facebook.

A Houston, Texas, businessman filed a class action lawsuit in federal court Friday against Facebook for sharing personal data of almost 50 million Facebook users with Cambridge Analytica, a company accused of using the information to post targeted political ads for President Donald Trump.

Cambridge Analytica, best known for working on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, is at the center of an worldwide storm over privacy and political manipulation.

"We will now need to assess and consider the evidence before deciding the next steps and coming to any conclusions", according to a statement.

United States tariff plan could benefit 'Made in Taiwan' products: scholars
The gains to the USA economy aren't limited to Silicon Valley. -China trade war ranked as the most-read topic on Friday. Beijing says the new law is meant to strengthen the protection of personal information and combat online fraud.

The suit also noted that during the 2016 United States presidential election, Price often saw political ads on her own Facebook feed. Undercover recordings were recently released of CEO Alexander Nix stating that his company's online campaign used methods that had a pivotal role in the U.S. election.

Earlier this month Denham told a United Kingdom parliamentary committee that's also running an investigation into fake news that she hoped to publish her review of digital political ad targeting this May.

Tayler insisted Cambridge Analytica "immediately" deleted raw user data after Facebook first raised concerns that it had been obtained outside of Facebook's terms of service.

In a statement Friday, the company reiterated its previous claims that it did not use any of the data during its work for Trump.

"I believe that we should all have more control over our data, and there should be more transparency over how and when it is used", he added.

"We're pleased with the decision of the judge", Denham's office said on Twitter. "I want to make sure we remain committed to helping the ICO in their investigations".

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