THE Fb knowledge farmed by Cambridge Analytica was accessed from Russia, an official probe has discovered.

Damian Collins, the Conservative MP main a British parliamentary investigation, instructed CNN, recordsdata have been entry from overseas.

 Facebook data, farmed by Cambridge Analytica was accessed from Russia, an MP had announced


Fb knowledge, farmed by Cambridge Analytica was accessed from Russia, an MP had introduced

“I feel what we need to know now could be who have been these individuals and what entry did they’ve, and have been they really capable of take a few of that knowledge themselves and use it for no matter issues they needed,” Collins instructed the positioning.

British agency, Cambridge Analytica, harvested knowledge on voters by means of a character quiz on a Fb app.

A Cambridge psychology professor known as Aleksandr Kogan launched the app, “thisisyourdigitallife”, in 2015.

Solely 270,000 Fb customers really signed up and took character checks.

However the app additionally harvested knowledge of all of the Fb buddies linked to these customers, with out the permission.

 Aleksandr Kogan developed a personality app which harvested user data

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Aleksandr Kogan developed a character app which harvested consumer knowledge
 Mark Zuckerberg was forced to take a grilling from the US senate over the data breaches

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Mark Zuckerberg was pressured to take a grilling from the US senate over the info breaches
 British Conservative MP Mark Warner says his investigation has found data was accessed from Russia and other countries

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British Conservative MP Mark Warner says his investigation has discovered knowledge was accessed from Russia and different international locations
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie tells MPs his predecessor may have been poisoned after being discovered lifeless in Kenyan resort room

This knowledge was then analysed and packaged in order that political spin docs may create simpler slogans and marketing campaign messages.

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The agency has been linked to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential marketing campaign.

Kogan labored at St Petersburg State College, in Russia, whereas additionally working at Cambridge College.

He denies handing farmed knowledge to the Russians, telling CNN: “On my aspect, I’m not conscious of any Russian entity with entry to my knowledge.

 Trump met Russian leader Vladimir Putin earlier this week

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Trump met Russian chief Vladimir Putin earlier this week
Fb founder Mark Zuckerberg tells Congress how social media large will cope with Cambridge Analytica knowledge scandal

“This could possibly be actually innocuous, it could possibly be so simple as an SCL (Cambridge Analytica’s British mum or dad firm) consultant was in Russia and so they remotely entry the server to see a number of the recordsdata.”

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“It may don’t have anything to do with the Russian authorities, it may simply be somebody checking their mailbox.”

An alleged breach got here to gentle because of a Cambridge Analytica whistleblower known as Christopher Wylie.

He mentioned: “We exploited Fb to reap hundreds of thousands of individuals’s profiles”.

Greater than  87 million Fb customers knowledge was affected.

Many of the affected customers are within the US, although there are over 1,000,000 every within the Philippines, Indonesia and the UK.

Cambridge Analytica suspended its Chief Govt Alexander Nix in April amid investigations.

Undercover reporters filmed Nix saying the agency it had run ‘all’ of Donald Trump’s election marketing campaign and will entrap shoppers’ political rivals in scandalous conditions to swing election outcomes.

The agency has since shut for good.

Donald Trump met Russian chief Vladimir Putin at a historic summit earlier this week – the place he flip-flopped on whether or not he thought Russia hackers had interfered with US elections.

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