Mar 28, 2018 07:48 PM IST
On Wednesday, the Ministry sent a letter to Facebook to explain the data breach and furnish a response by April 7, it said in a statement
- Mar 28, 2018 03:19 PM IST
The statement by Zuckerberg sounds ironical given the Cambridge Analytica fiasco and the allegations levelled against it in the ongoing US Presidential Election 2016 probe
- Mar 27, 2018 06:41 PM IST
The social media website faces allegations of user data misuse
- Mar 27, 2018 03:49 PM IST
It comes after explosive reports last week that a quiz app harvested 50 million Facebook profiles for data.
- Mar 26, 2018 11:13 PM IST
On the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica controversy, Zaidi defended the EC’s position, saying the organization has always stood for and will always stand for free, fair and transparent elections.
- Mar 26, 2018 11:04 PM IST
The American consumer protection agency said it is conducting "an open non-public investigation" into Facebook’s acts against consumers’ privacy, as reported by the media.
- Mar 26, 2018 08:02 AM IST
On the same day Facebook bought ads in US and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices.
- Mar 25, 2018 09:12 PM IST
Facebook and Uber’s cases are classic examples of how people got carried away with their ambition and forgot that some of the solutions they build can have an adverse impact on lives and identities.
- Mar 24, 2018 02:59 PM IST
His attack came after Prasad accused the Congress of hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, accused of harvesting data stolen from Facebook, in previous elections.
- Mar 24, 2018 12:04 PM IST
While the actions are likely temporary, they're one more piece of the growing headache for Facebook since news of the leak broke a week ago
- Mar 23, 2018 08:25 PM IST
The notice also sought the company's response on the entities which engaged Cambridge Analytica, the method used by it for possession of data and whether consent was taken from users.
- Mar 23, 2018 10:17 AM IST
Facebook prohibits data to be passed on, transferred or sold to any advertising network, data network or any monetisation-related services. Listen in to the podcast.
- Mar 22, 2018 02:56 PM IST
The Cambridge Analytica-Facebook controversy brings back the limelight on individual privacy
- Mar 22, 2018 02:31 PM IST
Meanwhile, Brazilian prosecutors have said that they had opened an investigation into whether London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica acted illegally in Brazil.
- Mar 22, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Earlier in the day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the government of inventing data theft story and blaming it on his party to divert attention from the deaths of 39 Indians in Iraq.
- Mar 22, 2018 11:19 AM IST
British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica is at the center of controversy in the United States and Britain after two newspapers reported on Sunday that the company harvested personal data about Facebook users beginning in 2014.
- Mar 22, 2018 10:19 AM IST
In a long Facebook post, Zuckerberg also outlined the future steps the platform would take to prevent more situations like Cambridge Analytica.
- Mar 21, 2018 04:43 PM IST
Nearly USD 50 billion of market capitalization, or value, has been wiped off Facebook's stock since Monday.
- Mar 21, 2018 04:24 PM IST
Facebook employees are surprised at their boss's silence on the data misuse by a political consultancy firm. Top executives, too, disapprove Mark Zuckerberg's lack of response.
- Mar 21, 2018 07:50 AM IST
The suspension comes after the firm came under fire for obtaining over 50 million Facebook profiles and allegedly using them to help President Donald Trump win elections.
- Mar 19, 2018 04:39 PM IST
India is no stranger to using data analytics to target voters that may be undecided about their preference.
- Mar 19, 2018 10:08 AM IST
Cambridge Analytica has been accused of storing Facebook user information without consent to help them design software to predict and influence voters' choices while polling.
- Mar 18, 2018 10:50 AM IST
According to reports, the company stole information from 50 million users' profiles in Facebook's biggest-ever data breach, to help them design software to predict and influence voters' choices at the ballot box.
- Sep 27, 2017 01:13 PM IST
Cambridge Analytica, the international data mining and analysis company helped United States President Donald Trump win the elections through a targeted communication campaign.