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Cambridge Analytica sued

Real pirates look decent compared with this crew.

Pirate Dhow (detail)

This is not funny, from today’s Google News, certainly immoral and probably illegal, this is a good time to change your password.

Cambridge Analytica sued by users over data harvesting.

The data analytics firm that worked with the winning Brexit campaign, a dubious campaign, a dubious result at best, harvested millions of Facebook profiles; to ‘influence’ ( now there is a multipurpose use of a word…) British and US voters including during the recent US Election.

This was Facebook’s biggest ever data breach.
Cambridge Analytica used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box.

The whistle blower, Christopher Wylie, who worked with an academic at Cambridge University has revealed to ‘The Observer’ that the Cambridge Analytica – owned by the hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer was the perpetrator.

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Pirates !