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Smart-Snooper Uncool Gets More Unspooled

Cambridge Analytica is caught in the act again, this time with Twitter. But it’s nothing like the scary Facebook breach.

Smart-Snooper Uncool Gets More Unspooled
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Smart-Snooper Uncool Gets More Unspooled
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2018-05-05T10:38:44+05:30

The mire that is the Cambridge Analytica scandal has given another social media giant dirty paws even as Facebook is still dealing with the aftershocks. On April 30, The Washington Post reported that WhatsApp founder Jan Koum was likely to leave Facebook due to the latter’s attempts to ‘use its personal data and weaken its encryption’.

Two days earlier, The Daily Telegraph in the UK had reported that data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) had acquired data from Twitter in 2015. Aleksandr Kogan, who created an app on Facebook that all­owed him to mine personal data and micro-target users ­politically before giving this data to CA, is also said to have bought public data like tweets, usernames, photos, profile pictures and location data from Twitter. CA, however, denies receiving any data allegedly given to Kogan between December 2014 and April 2015.

Twitter responded to the story saying it had ­decided to ­“off-board advertising from all acc­o­unts owned and operated by Cambridge Analyt­ica”. It...

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