Your personal private information!

What is the fuss all about with Facebook?
Your personal private information that’s what!
How Hillary and the ‘Citizens of the Unites States’ got
(rudely violated to say the least),
by the Russians/Facebook/Donald Trump campaign!
What is Cambridge Analytica?
Cambridge Analytica is a British political consulting firm which combines data mining, data brokerage, and data analysis with strategic communication for the electoral process.
It was started in 2013 as an offshoot of
SCL Group.
In a blog post,
Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer said
the company believes data from up to 87 million people was
“improperly shared”
Cambridge Analytica,
the consulting firm who received data on users and their networks from a researcher who developed an app that captured the information. Facebook banned Cambridge Analytica, the researcher and a former employee from the platform in March.
What is Global Science Research?
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) (link is external)
last week released
Doing Global Science: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise (link is external),
a “new publication that offers guidance on conducting research responsibly in a research environment that is increasingly international and multidisciplinary.”
What ever happened to the rests of the founders of the original face book?
Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.
The founders initially limited the website’s membership to Harvard students. Later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area, the Ivy League schools, and Stanford University.
What happened in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and what steps Facebook is taking to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are the two main actors in an
enormous data privacy scandal
that touches on the Trump campaign,
millions of Facebook users and even two presidential elections in Kenya.
It’s complicated, so here’s a breakdown.
Why are Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in the news?
In a nutshell,
because the personal data of 50 million people was pulled from Facebook by a company contracted by Cambridge Analytica
and used for … we’re not sure exactly what.
(Facebook later said the number may have been even higher: up to 87 million users.)
The third-party firm, Global Science Research, used a clicky personality quiz
to get people to interact with the app,
which then
 used a loophole to pull all the behind-the-scenes data 
of that user, and also the same data relating to all their friends — typically 200-300 other people per user.
Time will tell my friends
Time will tell.

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