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  • Cambridge Analytica booked by CBI: All about the scandal involving data theft of 5.62 lakh Indian Facebook users Jan 22, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    Cambridge Analytica booked by CBI: All about the scandal involving data theft of 5.62 lakh Indian Facebook users

    The FIR against Cambridge Analytica comes after two years of preliminary enquiries into the company’s involvement in India based on a complaint raised by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

  • Cambridge Analytica ex-boss Alexander Nix banned from running companies Sep 25, 2020 04:42 PM IST

    Cambridge Analytica ex-boss Alexander Nix banned from running companies

    UK-based Cambridge Analytica was accused of playing a key role in the 2014 breach of 87 million Facebook users’ personal data. The company denied it used the data for Trump’s 2016 election campaign, but some former employees have disputed that.

  • Cambridge Analytica scandal: US judge denies Facebook's request to dismiss or stay lawsuit Jun 01, 2019 02:00 PM IST

    Cambridge Analytica scandal: US judge denies Facebook's request to dismiss or stay lawsuit

    The U.S. capital city sued Facebook in December, accusing it of misleading users because it had known about the breach for two years before disclosing it and had allowed third-party app makers to access user information without their consent.

  • User data harvesting: CBI seeks more details from Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Mar 13, 2019 07:10 PM IST

    User data harvesting: CBI seeks more details from Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

    The agency officials said the CBI had received responses to its queries from both the companies but it needed more details from them on some specific questions.

  • Facebook to launch much-awaited 'clear history' privacy feature this year Mar 01, 2019 11:10 AM IST

    Facebook to launch much-awaited 'clear history' privacy feature this year

    With this feature, users would be able delete their information collected by Facebook through third-party apps and websites. Trials to commence in March.

  • WhatsApp fingerprint authentication: Will users trust Facebook and allow access to biometrics? Jan 15, 2019 04:08 PM IST

    WhatsApp fingerprint authentication: Will users trust Facebook and allow access to biometrics?

    A new update would allow WhatsApp to use your fingerprint credentials stored in the phone with your consent if the app cannot detect your fingerprint

  • Government orders CBI probe in Cambridge Analytica scandal: Report Jul 26, 2018 09:31 PM IST

    Government orders CBI probe in Cambridge Analytica scandal: Report

    The data analytics firm is at the centre of a storm for its role in influencing American voters by harvesting 50 million Facebook profiles and allegedly using them to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

  • If someone has to be fired for data abuse, it should be me: Mark Zuckerberg Jul 19, 2018 01:45 PM IST

    If someone has to be fired for data abuse, it should be me: Mark Zuckerberg

    Zuckerberg came under public scrutiny after Cambridge Analytica, a British data mining firm, was accused of influencing the outcome of the 2016 US presidential elections by using data harvested from Facebook

  • Ex-Cambridge Analytica employees set up new data analytics firm Jul 12, 2018 10:05 PM IST

    Ex-Cambridge Analytica employees set up new data analytics firm

    Seven members of CA have joined Auspex and the company has already won a contract from an African country

  • UK lawmaker says fine imposed on Facebook over user privacy Jul 11, 2018 07:42 AM IST

    UK lawmaker says fine imposed on Facebook over user privacy

    Collins said today that the company "should now make the results of their internal investigations known to the ICO, our committee and other relevant investigatory authorities."

  • Facebook announces enhanced security measures ahead on Pak elections Jul 08, 2018 03:10 PM IST

    Facebook announces enhanced security measures ahead on Pak elections

    Facebook is widely used in Pakistan and the political parties, politicians and their supporters commonly use the social networking platform to express their point of view

  • Facebook still evasive over Cambridge Analytica and fake news: UK lawmakers Jun 29, 2018 05:15 PM IST

    Facebook still evasive over Cambridge Analytica and fake news: UK lawmakers

    Cambridge Analytica said it deleted the data when asked and did not use it in Trump's campaign. It also denies doing paid work on the campaign for Brexit.

  • Cambridge Analytica files for voluntary bankruptcy in US: Court May 18, 2018 01:50 PM IST

    Cambridge Analytica files for voluntary bankruptcy in US: Court

    The firm, whose attorney filed on Wednesday, announced early May that it would close and file for insolvency in Britain and the United States after failing to recover from the Facebook data scandal.

  • Facebook bans foreign ads in Ireland abortion referendum May 08, 2018 08:40 PM IST

    Facebook bans foreign ads in Ireland abortion referendum

    Ireland bars political donations from abroad, but the law does not apply to social media advertising.

  • UK watchdog orders Cambridge Analytica to hand over American's personal data May 06, 2018 07:40 PM IST

    UK watchdog orders Cambridge Analytica to hand over American's personal data

    The order comes days after both firms filed for insolvency after reports that Cambridge Analytica had improperly obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users without their knowledge or consent

  • Scandal-tainted Cambridge Analytica announces closure May 03, 2018 04:50 PM IST

    Scandal-tainted Cambridge Analytica announces closure

    The company is accused of mapping the behaviour of voters in the run-up to the 2016 US election won by Trump.

  • UK investigation to go on despite Cambridge Analytica shutdown May 03, 2018 03:58 PM IST

    UK investigation to go on despite Cambridge Analytica shutdown

    Cambridge Analytica (CA) is accused of acquiring data from up to 87 million Facebook profiles for use in political campaigns around the world. It denies wrongdoing and yesterday it announced that the company and its parent, SCL Group, would be wound down due to loss of business as a result of the scandal.

  • Cambridge Analytica, British parent shut down after Facebook scandal May 03, 2018 08:43 AM IST

    Cambridge Analytica, British parent shut down after Facebook scandal

    The company will begin bankruptcy proceedings, it said, after losing clients and facing mounting legal fees resulting from the scandal over reports the company harvested personal data about millions of Facebook users beginning in 2014.

  • GST Council to finalise new ownership of GSTN on May 4 Apr 27, 2018 12:22 PM IST

    GST Council to finalise new ownership of GSTN on May 4

    Some states want a larger stake in GSTN, which is currently owned by the government and the private players jointly; the council will also finalise a simpler, single-stage return filing form to procedures for small businesses

  • Govt sends second notice to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica; seeks response by May 10 Apr 25, 2018 03:56 PM IST

    Govt sends second notice to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica; seeks response by May 10

    Taking a tough stance against Cambridge Analytica's "cryptic response" to its first notice, the government has again sent notices to both the British data analytics firm and Facebook, confronting them with additional questions on potential misuse of data.

  • Involvement in India will be investigated: Cambridge Analytica Apr 24, 2018 10:22 PM IST

    Involvement in India will be investigated: Cambridge Analytica

    A spokesperson for the company said that while CA was focussed purely on the US market, its global arm SCL Elections handled other regions.

  • Will use Facebook data to influence voters: Cambridge Analytica told Congress; Party says never used services Apr 18, 2018 04:59 PM IST

    Will use Facebook data to influence voters: Cambridge Analytica told Congress; Party says never used services

    As per a leaked 49-page 'proposal' made in August 2017, which has now also found its way to the social media, Cambridge Analytics (CA) suggested using Facebook data for "influencing the voter intention".

  • Govt examining Facebook, Cambridge Analytica responses: Sources Apr 17, 2018 07:46 PM IST

    Govt examining Facebook, Cambridge Analytica responses: Sources

    Over the last few weeks, the US social networking giant has drawn intense criticism from users and governments globally over the data leak scandal that hit millions of users.

  • Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK Apr 17, 2018 07:27 PM IST

    Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

    Nix had been recalled by the committee to testify tomorrow following testimony by whistleblower Christopher Wylie on the use of data by some 87 million Facebook users in the campaign for Donald Trump's presidential election.

  • Shadow profiles: Facebook's data mine of information that none of us handed over to it Apr 12, 2018 06:59 PM IST

    Shadow profiles: Facebook's data mine of information that none of us handed over to it

    What if you have never had any Facebook account? Chances are it has information about you in that case too. Facebook creates profiles of its non-users, termed ‘shadow profile’

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