Cambridge Analytica CEO says firm used vanishing e-mail in campaign

Whistleblower It's my duty to tell people

Whistleblower It's my duty to tell people

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, The US Federal Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into whether Facebook improperly allowed Cambridge Analytica access to the personal data of its users.

Such PACs are supposed to be entirely separate from an official electoral campaign under United States law, leading to the suggestion that CA may have committed illegalities.

Cambridge Analytica says it did not use Facebook data in the 2016 campaign.

An undercover TV report turned up the heat even more on Monday. "It was about how to suppress voters who were inclined to vote for me ... when you have a massive propaganda effort to prevent people from thinking straight, because they're being flooded with false information".

Cambridge Analytica has suspended its CEO, Alexander Nix.

Nix, along with the firm's managing global political director Mark Turnball, was secretly recorded by British television outlet Channel 4 boasting of their work for the Trump campaign while trying to land the business of what they believed was a deep-pocketed Sri Lankan. Two, the statement frames the story as a deception in which Facebook was not the bad actor but the victim.

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The mum-of-one added: "We need to make our streets safer and I want to be part of the movement to achieve that". Detective Constable Simon Monga said: "This was a violent and unnecessary attack".

Jourova's office said she had called on independent European data protection authorities who are meeting Tuesday in Brussels to probe the growing Facebook scandal.

Cambridge Analytica beginning in 2014 obtained data on 50 million Facebook users via means that deceived both the users and Facebook, the New York Times and London's Observer reported on Saturday.

The board cited comments Nix made to an undercover reporter for Britain's Channel 4 News and other allegations of wrongdoing in taking action against Nix on Tuesday.

He also said he could "send some girls around to the candidate's house." adding that Ukrainian girls "are very attractive, I find that works very well".

The company has lost $60 billion of its stock market value over the last two days over fears that its dealings with Cambridge Analytica might damage its reputation, deter advertisers and invite tougher regulation.

"I must emphatically state that Cambridge Analytica does not condone or engage in entrapment, bribes or so-called 'honeytraps, ' and nor does it use untrue material for any goal", Nix said. It's a bit time-consuming - but otherwise you're just giving these people free data.

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The findings do not address the committee's investigation into whether Trump colluded with Moscow on its disinformation campaign. Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released a report last week declaring zero collusion was found.

Channel 4 also quoted Mark Turnbull, another senior figure at Cambridge Analytica, as saying the company could create "proxy organizations" to feed negative material about opposition candidates onto the internet and social media. You have options. You can edit the app's permissions or delete it completely so it can no longer access your Facebook account.

There have now been calls for an investigation into the work Cambridge Analytica carried out during the 2013 election in Kenya.

Shares of Facebook fell another 3% Tuesday on the heels of the company's worst day in four years.

Grewal, Facebook's vice president and deputy general counsel, said that after Facebook learned of the data violation in 2015, it "demanded certifications from Kogan and all parties he had given data to that the information had been destroyed".

The data was harvested by an application developed by a British academic, Aleksandr Kogan, the newspapers said.

"There's no evidence, there's no paper trail, there's nothing", he said.

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