U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over data sharing with Chinese firms

Asia Pacific Jun 7, 2018

U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over data sharing with Chinese firms

Facebook Inc. faced criticism Wednesday from Republican and Democratic lawmakers who demanded that the social media company be more forthcoming about data it has shared with four Chinese firms. The bipartisan criticism reflects rising frustration in Congress about how Facebook protects the privacy of the ...

Cambridge Analytica's promotion of discontent tied to Steve Bannon

World / Politics Apr 26, 2018

Cambridge Analytica's promotion of discontent tied to Steve Bannon

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie told House Democrats that Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former adviser, was behind much of the company's early focus on promoting public discontent to influence U.S. elections. "Cambridge Analytica was set up to be essentially a full-service propaganda machine," Wylie ...

U.S. Congress panels probe whether Russia got Facebook data: sources

Business Apr 6, 2018

U.S. Congress panels probe whether Russia got Facebook data: sources

Investigators on two congressional panels are looking into whether Russia acquired the data of millions of Facebook users and if companies with ties to then-2016 Republican election candidate Donald Trump's campaign played any role in providing it, three sources familiar with the inquiries said. On ...