NY Times and the Guardian reveal that the firm Cambridge Analytica harvested 50 million Facebook profiles and used that data to help Donald Trump’s election team

Cambridge Analytica Facebook data scandal

The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant’s biggest ever data breaches, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box. The New York Times is reporting that copies of the data harvested for Cambridge Analytica could still be found online.

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