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  • Webcomic: How the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica story unfolded Apr 30, 2018 06:28 PM IST

    Webcomic: How the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica story unfolded

    The Moneycontrol Graphic Spot: Part one of a three-part series on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal.

  • 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.

  • Facebook responds to what data it collects when you're not logged in and why Apr 17, 2018 12:03 PM IST

    Facebook responds to what data it collects when you're not logged in and why

    Addressing the question about how it uses the collected data, Baser refuted that Facebook ever sells user data. He said, “I want to be clear: We don’t sell people’s data. Period.”

  • 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’

  • No significant increase in Facebook users deactivating their account: Mark Zuckerberg Apr 12, 2018 02:22 PM IST

    No significant increase in Facebook users deactivating their account: Mark Zuckerberg

    Zuckerberg, 33, also the founder of Facebook, acknowledged this during a Congressional hearing yesterday, his second in two days, on issues related on data privacy and security in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

  • My data also harvested, sold by Cambridge Analytica: Mark Zuckerberg Apr 12, 2018 02:20 PM IST

    My data also harvested, sold by Cambridge Analytica: Mark Zuckerberg

    Zuckerberg replied "yes" when asked if his personal data was included in the information sold to the "malicious third parties" by the lawmakers during a testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday.

  • Cambridge Analytica denies using data of Indians, government to seek clarification Apr 11, 2018 06:25 PM IST

    Cambridge Analytica denies using data of Indians, government to seek clarification

    After contradictory replies from the two companies on potential data breach of Indian users, the government now plans to seek additional clarification from them, according to sources.

  • Here is how you can check if your Facebook info was shared with Cambridge Analytica Apr 11, 2018 05:41 PM IST

    Here is how you can check if your Facebook info was shared with Cambridge Analytica

    Globally, about 87 million Facebook profiles, mostly from the US, have been affected by the scandal, according to Facebook

  • Facebook data scandal: 63,714 New Zealanders affected after 10 people downloaded quiz app Apr 10, 2018 10:18 PM IST

    Facebook data scandal: 63,714 New Zealanders affected after 10 people downloaded quiz app

    The company has been bogged down by one issue after another since whistleblower Christopher Wylie exposed Facebook’s involvement in a data mismanagement by political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica

  • Facebook to notify users affected by data scandal Apr 10, 2018 07:58 PM IST

    Facebook to notify users affected by data scandal

    Facebook will send a messsage to all its users, and an additional message to the 87 million users affected by the improper access to data

  • Facebook to tell users if their data was shared with Cambridge Analytica Apr 09, 2018 05:38 PM IST

    Facebook to tell users if their data was shared with Cambridge Analytica

    The US-based company will send a detailed message at the top of users' news feed, offering information on apps they use and the information they have shared with those apps.

  • Facebook to send Cambridge Analytica data-use notices Apr 09, 2018 10:06 AM IST

    Facebook to send Cambridge Analytica data-use notices

    Get ready to find out if your Facebook data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

  • Facebook says up to 2.7 million EU users affected by leak Apr 06, 2018 04:40 PM IST

    Facebook says up to 2.7 million EU users affected by leak

    EU spokesman Christian Wigand said today that EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova will have a telephone call with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg early next week to address the massive data leaks.

  • Facebook data breach: Affected users entitled to $17,500 compensation each, say experts Apr 06, 2018 01:26 PM IST

    Facebook data breach: Affected users entitled to $17,500 compensation each, say experts

    The company, which hit a peak valuation of USD 561 billion on February 2, hit a bottom patch of less than USD 442 billion following the data scandal

  • Govt to wait for Cambridge Analytica's reply before action in Facebook data leak case: Source Apr 05, 2018 05:28 PM IST

    Govt to wait for Cambridge Analytica's reply before action in Facebook data leak case: Source

    Analytica has been accused of harvesting personal information of over millions of Facebook users illegally to influence polls in several countries.

  • Data of up to 87 mn users harvested: Facebook Apr 05, 2018 02:21 PM IST

    Data of up to 87 mn users harvested: Facebook

    Zuckerberg, who co-founded Facebook in 2004, once again admitted the lapses and asked for another chance to lead the company.

  • Facebook says data leak widens, 5.62 lakh Indian accounts potentially affected Apr 05, 2018 02:00 PM IST

    Facebook says data leak widens, 5.62 lakh Indian accounts potentially affected

    CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook had not seen "any meaningful impact" on usage or ad sales since the scandal, although he added, "it's not good" if people are unhappy with the company.

  • Cambridge Analytica asks for more time on government's data breach notice Apr 03, 2018 07:52 AM IST

    Cambridge Analytica asks for more time on government's data breach notice

    Sources privy to the development said that Cambridge Analytica has now sought an additional time of one week to send its response to the notice issued by the Indian government.

  • Cambridge Analytica seeks more time on govt data breach notice Apr 02, 2018 06:20 PM IST

    Cambridge Analytica seeks more time on govt data breach notice

    The IT Ministry had, last month, shot off notices to social media giant Facebook as well as Cambridge Analytica on the data breach issue and the deadline for the British data analytics firm to respond to the notice was March 31. Facebook has time till April 7 to send its detailed reply on the matter.

  • Govt issues show cause notice to Facebook over data breach controversy Mar 28, 2018 07:54 PM IST

    Govt issues show cause notice to Facebook over data breach controversy

    In the notice, Facebook has been asked whether the website or any of the agencies utilising data have ever been engaged by any entity to manipulate Indian electoral processes.

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