Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Cambridge Analytica"

    Mark Zuckerberg: My data was shared by Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg: My data was shared by Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive, has told US lawmakers that he was among the 87 million users of the platform whose data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, a consultancy firm.Appearing before the lawmakers on Wednesday, Zuckerberg denied the allegation that users do not have enough control of their data on Facebook.The 33-year-old told the house committee on energy and [...]

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    Jonathan’s spokesman: I didn’t drag PDP into Cambridge Analytica controversy

Jonathan’s spokesman: I didn’t drag PDP into Cambridge Analytica controversy

Ikechukwu Eze, spokesman of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has denied dragging the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into the Cambridge Analytica controversy.Cambridge Analytica is alleged to have attempted to influence the 2015 presidential election.A whistle-blower had told a UK parliamentary committee of how the organisation allegedly hacked into President Muhammadu Buhari’s records and also distributed violent videos to intimidate the president's supporters.Eze [...]

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    UK Guardian releases video used in ‘blackmailing’ Buhari in 2015

UK Guardian releases video used in ‘blackmailing’ Buhari in 2015

The UK Guardian has released a video of how Cambridge Analytica allegedly sought to influence the 2015 presidential election.In the video, graphically violent images were used to portray President Muhammadu Buhari, then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as a supporter of Sharia law who would brutally suppress dissenters and negotiate with extremist groups.Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower, had told [...]

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    Israeli company denies hacking Buhari’s records ahead of 2015 elections 

Israeli company denies hacking Buhari’s records ahead of 2015 elections 

Black Cube, a private intelligence firm, accused of working for Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm alleged to have hacked President Muhammadu Buhari's records ahead of the 2015 elections, has denied the allegations.TheCable had reported how Cambridge Analytica allegedly hacked into Buhari's medical and financial records ahead of the election.An unnamed Nigerian billionaire was said to have contacted Cambridge Analytica [...]

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    Garba Shehu to PDP: Explain your role in Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal

Garba Shehu to PDP: Explain your role in Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to explain its role in the Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal.He said the party's alleged involvement in the scandal shows "rigging is its main area of core competence".It recently emerged that a wealthy supporter of former President Goodluck Jonathan allegedly hired [...]

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