The FBI has opened an investigation into the activities of Cambridge Analytica
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The company suspected of gathering data 87 million users of the social network Facebook without their consent.
The FBI in conjunction with the U.S. Department of justice started an investigation against Cambridge Analytica, which occurred during the data collection 87 million users of the social network Facebook without their consent. It is reported by The New York Times, citing its own sources.
Representatives of the agencies interviewed former employees of the company and banks, which were linked to her. Investigators are interested in the financial transactions of the company and how it collected and used personal data obtained from Facebook. The investigators regularly interact with the company Facebook.
March 17, it became known that firm Cambridge Analytica, which in the period of elections of the President of the United States has cooperated with Donald trump, illegally obtained data of 50 million users of Facebook. These data were used to determine political preferences of voters and show them political ads.
On March 23, the investigators of the British office for information security (Information Commissioner”s Office, ICO) raided the offices of the company Cambridge Analytica, which is accused of unauthorized collection of user data Facebook with the purpose of influencing the elections in 2016.
Subsequently, on 25 March, the developer and the head of the largest social network Facebook mark Zuckerberg published in six national British Newspapers to apologize for the scandal with the leak of user data.
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