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Zombie Cambridge Analytica told 'death' can't save it from the law

08 May 2018

The results of the Reuters/Ipsos survey are a stark contrast to a recent survey done by the Ponemon Institute, a USA -based think tank, when it comes to Facebook and privacy.

Most of Facebook's US users have remained loyal to the social network despite revelations that a political consultancy collected information about millions of accounts without owners' permission, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday showed. Those figures are drastically higher than other social media services, such as Twitter and Instagram (also owned by Facebook). A plurality of respondents, 38 percent, said they've "never stopped using a social media platform" after they've begun using it, according to the poll.

Cambridge Analytica could face a steep fine if it does not comply before a 30-day deadline expires.

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The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office has ordered Cambridge Analytica to release all the personal information and data it has on an American voter, opening the way for as many as 240 million USA voters to request their data back from the political consulting firm that had ties to the Trump campaign, The Guardian reports.

The watchdog group is backing Professor David Carroll's efforts to obtain his personal data from SCL Group, which includes Cambridge Analytica.

Pachter stated, "I have yet to read an article that says a single person has been harmed by the breach".

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Its managers have denied, however, using data harvested by Cambridge University psychologist Alexandr Kogan through a personality quiz on Facebook, in the 2016 United States election. While all wrongdoings by the massive data firm have been denied, it has been alleged that the firm illegally collected data generated from a quiz taken by Facebook users. Facebook's earlier research of its user base revealed that people were not willing to pay for a platform which they believed would be always available for free.

Seventy-four percent of users said they were aware of their current privacy settings, while 78 percent of users said they knew how to change them. The Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal erupted on 16 March, prompting the hashtag #deletefacebook.

Despite the scandal and the investigations user growth on Facebook does not seem to have been affected.

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Zombie Cambridge Analytica told 'death' can't save it from the law