On The Open Mind, David Carroll speaks with professor David Carroll on Cambridge Analytica theft of user data and extensive information-warfare against democracy. Meanwhile more data leaks revealed and Google is finally falling under the eye of regulators.
Since Facebook disclosed that Cambridge Analytica had violated its terms of service to snatch the private data of users without their consent, the latest bombshell in this rapidly-paced story is that the Analytics front, perhaps an espionage operation, assigned non-US citizens to message for the candidates in 2014. There seem to be ever-evolving details every day on this story. David Carroll, a professor at the Parsons School of Design at the New School in New York is suing Cambridge Analytica through the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act for stealing user data and undertaking vast information-warfare against western democracies. Did they delete the models, the algorithms, the software, the intellectual property that they derive from having the data in the first place? That’s the only question that matters.
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