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Zuckerberg called to congressional hearing, UK police raid Cambridge Analytica

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Staff Writer | March 23, 2018
U.S. lawmakers formally asked Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to explain at a congressional hearing how 50 million users’ data got into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
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Technology   The harvesting and sale of personal information
“The hearing will examine the harvesting and sale of personal information from more than 50 million Facebook users, potentially without their notice or consent and in violation of Facebook policy,” chairman Representative Greg Walden, a Republican who chairs the panel, and Frank Pallone, the top Democrat, and other committee leaders wrote in the letter.

Investigators from Britain’s data watchdog entered the London offices of a data analytics firm at the center of a storm over allegations it improperly harvested Facebook data to target U.S. voters, a Reuters witness said.

About 20 officials, wearing black jackets with “ICO Enforcement” on them, arrived at the central London offices of Cambridge Analytica, soon after a High Court judge granted a search warrant sought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The officials, who were let into the building by security guards, brought crates with them, the Reuters witness said.


 

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