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Trump-linked Data Firm Suspended from Facebook for Harvesting User Data

One year ago   |   By Fortune

Cambridge Analytica, a data research firm closely linked to the campaign of President Donald Trump, has been suspended from Facebook. The firm was suspended along with its parent company, Strategic Communication Laboratories, and two individual collaborators.
According to multiple sources, a researcher working with the firm broke Facebook's rules to harvest data from more than 50 million user profiles in 2014. That stolen data, according to reports, became the foundation for Cambridge Analytica's efforts to target voters for Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential campaign.
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Data firm suspended from Facebook after harvesting info of millions

Data firm suspended from Facebook after harvesting info of millions

One year ago   |   By WBALTV

Facebook's vice president Paul Grewal said in a statement that a University of Cambridge professor had passed user data gained through an app on to third-parties, including Cambridge Analytica.
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Facebook Suspends Cambridge Analytica, The Controversial Data Firm Which Helped Trump Win the White House

One year ago   |   By Newsweek

Facebook said it was suspending political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica after finding data privacy policies had been violated.
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Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica

One year ago   |   By New York Post

Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had deleted the information. The social network issued a blog post explaining its decision, although the tale is convoluted. Years ago, Facebook said, Cambridge Analytica received...
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