UK Directs Cambridge Analytica To Provide A Leaked Data Of Americans

08 May, 2018, 02:32 | Author: Donnie King
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Included in the sample were more than 1,000 Twitter and Instagram users.

Of the 2,194 users polled in the sample, 44% visit the site continuously throughout the day, and another 20% access Facebook once a day.

According to the findings of the survey, a quarter of Facebook users said they used the network less or had left it but another quarter said they used it even more. Only 13% do not use Facebook services.

"I have yet to read an article that says a single person has been harmed by the breach", he said. "Nobody's outraged on a visceral level".

Reuters and Ipsos on Sunday released the results of a poll conducted in April querying USA social media users' habits a month after the dodgy data revelations.

The company has been in hot water since March when it was revealed that t had improperly obtained data on 87 million Facebook users.

By no surprise, Facebook is the most popular social media platform of all by a long shot. Among other things, the scandal took Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Capitol Hill to testify on privacy.

That's the question being tested by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which has demanded that Cambridge Analytica agent SCL Elections Limited hand over everything it has on file for American professor David Carroll. In its first quarter results, however, Facebook said the number of monthly users in the United States and Canada rose to 241 million on March 31 from 239 million on December 31, growth that was roughly in line with recent years. The most recent feature is the "clear browsing history" on the social media site.

Carroll's test case opens the door for 240 million other USA voters to request their data from the British-based data mining firm under British laws for data protection, the Guardian reported, since the company has claimed to have up to 7,000 data points on 240 million Americans.

Cambridge Analytica advised US President Donald Trump's election campaign, building psychographic profiles of the electorate to help micro-target voters with advertising in key swing states.

User activity appears to be returning to normal, an Angus Reid Institute/Global News poll released in mid-March, looks quite different. Remarkably, it seems that Facebook experienced very little if any fallout from the news.

And, the remaining half said their use of the network had not changed.



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