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Twitter, Facebook head to Washington to testify before the Senate
"Twitter and Google are due to testify again on Capitol Hill on the subject of foreign. Countries using their platforms To interfere with US elections It's been a tough few. Months for Facebook and, CEO Mark Zuckerberg in July the company's valuation dropped one hundred twenty four billion dollars the largest single. Day plunge in US history this in the wake of, a cascade of disturbing revelations as, we first reported in April we now know that during, years of, essentially policing itself Facebook alab Russian trolls, to by US election ads, advertisers to, discriminate by race hate. Groups to spread fake news and because Facebook shirked privacy concerns a company called Cambridge Analytica was, able to syrup tissue sleep gain access to personal data mined. From as many as eighty seven million Facebook users The, man who mind that data for Cambridge Analytica is a, scientist named, Alexander Kogan he's at the center of, the Facebook controversy because he, developed an, app that harvested data. From tens of millions of unwitting Facebook users the main infraction the main charge is that you, sold the data so at the time I thought we're doing. Everything that was correct I was kind of, acting honestly quite naively thought we. Were doing everything okay. Facebook says that you lie to them that's frustrating to hear to be honest if I had any inkling that what we. Were gonna do was gonna destroy a relationship with Facebook I? Would have never done it if I had any inkling that I was going to cause people to be upset I would. Have never done it this is the blind we have back that for someone implicated. In the biggest privacy scandal on earth Cogan seems incongruously guileless before all this happened what was your job and what was your field. Of study so, I was a social psychologist who was working as. A university lecturer at the university of Cambridge in England and England And I ran this lab that studied happiness and kindness and happiness and kindness Yeah. That's a far cry. From the adjectives lobbed at him now sinister in unethical here's what he did he ask Facebook users to take a. Survey he designed from which he built psychological profiles meant, to predict their behavior He failed. To disclose one that. What he was really after was access to their friends tens of millions of people he could not otherwise reach easily And to that he was doing the survey for Cambridge Analytica a political consulting firm that use the material to influence people, on how to vote the companies then CEO bragged about their prediction models on stage by having hundreds and hundreds of. Thousands of Americans undertake the survey we were able to form a mobile to predict the, personality of every single adult. In the United States of America Did you get to the point where you were predicting personalities And you gave that to Cambridge analytic? Contract what did you think they were gonna, use it for I knew it was gonna be for elections and I had a understanding or feeling that. Was going to be for the Republican side as political consultants Cambridge analytical was. Hired by campaigns to analyze voters and target them with ads
How Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web
"Are lots of instances where there's some overlap between the work cambridge analytica was doing and russia one of the things that wiley was alluding to was the fact that alexander kogan our researcher who developed the app that facebook are that cambridge analytic had used on facebook had traveled to saint petersburg his work was known in russia and so one of the fears there is that you know either by choice or by force russia may have acquired some of the insights from cambridge analytica they may have key logged or hacked cogan and others who had access to the data it's unclear there was a later exchange about the extent to which russian trolls who sought to stabilize the us election whether they had access to some of that information but wiley told members of congress that it was not clear to him that the internet research agency had ever obtained that data i think more than anything though it just shows us that there are so many unanswered questions here about the tactics that cambridge analytica employed and the extent to which the space book information may have been weaponized two or three steps removed from those who had it in the first place tony romm technology policy reporter for the washington post's thanks for joining us tony thanks for having me online platforms terms and conditions present users with a false choice because using the internet is no longer choice americans cannot opt out of the twenty th century whether or not you watch christopher wiley testimony on wednesday you might feel the same see when you click agree on the dozens of sites you visit and subscribe to you don't really know what it is you're agreeing to or whether or not you even have the option to decline it's something that i noticed especially over the past few weeks companies present new terms and service agreements to online users but the new agreements aren't result of facebook state of breach natasha who is a senior writer for wired covering silicon valley you are part of the millions probably billions of people that are getting these annoying emails right now and the reason for it is an upcoming privacy law in europe called the general data protection regulation or gdp are for short so it's a set of privacy laws that will go into effect on may twenty fifth and it requires companies to have a legal basis for.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on No Agenda
"Physical conductor now not a conductor but anyway there's a big problem with mozart's opera the magic magic flute sal florida apparently misogynistic and racist did you know this i know it now if you an explanation for this yes what was this written in sixteen forty yes yes and the lyrics are yeah the very racist misogynistic talking about women they should be in the kitchen like boy he's his tongue is black his skin saying you know this black guy was a liar that's very racist but i guess it's going to be off the books now burn it get rid of got to go that ama days a whole get rid of him great actually is great for the end of the show i have these three clips from sixty minutes last night because i promised earlier in this program as you said face bag needs to be attacked by the media well sixty minutes at a pretty good job yesterday and it wasn't hard for them they got a hold of alexander kogan this is the guy who did the psychological survey for cambridge analytica which of course you know as we know now the russian s re tweeted the the ads based upon this targeting and trump won and hilary lost the reason mckay first of all the guy's really personable kind of nerdy guy you know he's he he taught at the university and he starts off with just doing everyone's mind with the true information which if you didn't see sixty minutes you listen to the no agenda show you'll know all about this for someone implicated in the biggest privacy scandal on earth clinton this is the biggest privacy scandal on earth what that's cbs sixty minutes the biggest privacy scandal on earth on earth okay i i think the the opie w the opium offers a personal a man.
Aleksandr Kogan: The link between Cambridge Analytica and Facebook
"And seven fifty a m kfqd spark and had ceo mark zuckerberg are in a whaler trouble and not just because the company has lost tens of billions of dollars in market value in recent weeks we now know that during years of essentially policing itself facebook allowed russian trolls to by us election ads advertisers to discriminate by race hate groups to spread fake news and because facebook's shirked privacy concerns a company called cambridge analytica was able to syrup tissue gain access to personal data mined from as many as eighty seven million facebook users the man who mind that data for cambridge politica is a scientist named alexander kogan he's at the center of the facebook controversy because he developed an app that harvested data from tens of millions of unwitting facebook users the main infraction the main charge is that you sold the data so it'd be the at the time i thought we're doing everything that was correct you know i was kind of acting honestly quite naively thought we were doing if they okay facebook says that you lie to them that's frustrating to hear to be honest if i had any inkling that what we were gonna do was gonna destroy a relationship with facebook i would have never done it if i had any inkling that i was going to cause people to be upset i would have never done it this is the blindness we had back then for someone implicated in the biggest privacy scandal on earth cogan seems incongruously guy os before all this happened what was your job and what was your field of study so i was a social psychologist was working as a university lecturer at the university of cambridge in england and england and i ran this lab that studied happiness and kindness and happiness and kindness yup that's a far cry from the adjectives lobbed at him now sinister an unethical here's what he did he asks facebook users to take a survey he designed from which he built psychological profiles meant to predict their behavior he failed to disclose one that what he was really after was access to their friends tens of millions of people he could not otherwise reach easily and to that he was doing the survey for cambridge analytica a political consulting firm that use the material to influence people on how to vote the.
Ftc, London and New York discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Facebook ceo mark zuckerberg began his second day of testimony in front of committees of the us congress tuesday sucker berg has been questioned on facebook's handling of user data it's effect on us elections it's advertising business model and even monopolistic traits many outlets made much of zuckerberg saying on tuesday there will always be a free version of facebook and plying there might be a version at some point that was not free similar to youtube red sucker berg also told the house committee that his own data was included in the data sold to militias third parties facebook also confirmed that approximately one thousand five hundred users gave professor alexander kogan personalities test app permission to access their messages in box cogan later improperly shared data he collected from that app with cambridge analytica facebook stopped allowing users to give permission to access messages in two thousand fifteen uber is partnering with get around to let car owners rent their vehicles in a feature called uber rent starting in san francisco this month buber is also partnering with musabe to offer the ability to purchase public transportation tickets in thirty locations worldwide including los angeles new york london and boston hooper also announced the expansion of uber bike into washington d c and plans to share data with government and civic agencies there the us ftc sent letters to six companies who sell automobiles mobile devices and video game consoles warning them they may not put repair restrictions on their products unless they provide parts or services for free specifically the companies were told they may not make warranty coverage contingent on using specified parts or services in other words that warranty warning sticker is not enforceable.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Available at your disposal to make sure that that doesn't happen and to to protect say an app developer from transferring facebook data to a third party senator a lot of that we do and some of that happens outside of our systems will require new measures so for example what we saw here was people chose to share information with an app developer that worked according to how the system was designed that information was then transferred out of our system to servers that this developer alexander kogan had and then that person chose to then go sell the data to cambridge analytica that is going to require much more active intervention and auditing from us to prevent going forward because once it's out of our system it is a lot harder for us to have a full understanding of what's happening from what you've said today and from previous statements made by you and other officials at your company data is at the center of your business model it's it's how you make money your ability to run your business effectively given that you don't charge your users is based on monetize ing data and so the the real issue it seems to me really comes down to what you tell the public what you tell users of facebook about what you're going to do with the data about how you're going to use it can you can you give me a couple of examples.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on Talking Politics
"Nefarious got hold of it and then i hadn't facebook as were knowingly gives us away that's the really strange part of the story for most people who don't understand they can't lose business because in two thousand seven facebook decided that it had to transition from being associated work into what technologies call a platform in other words as software system on which the people who are not facebook can build things called apps and the point about the apps was once face became a platform if you wrote particular app that ran on the facebook platform then you had under the terms and conditions that you agreed with facebook you could access the personal data of people who used you up and that was built into the system so that when eventually alexander kogan it seems to a large chunk of facebook user data he was doing so entirely under the terms and conditions over syringe with facebook it no there was this business of apps getting user data was what programs would say it's a feature not about it wasn't what was wrong with the system it was what the system was designed to do because the purpose of becoming a platform in encouraging apps on was to increase the use of the platform and to bring in network effects and so the platform kim more more dominant which is actually what happened facebook to responses one of which is they say this is a scandal this outrage we were some house duped and on the other hand they rely on consent so they have been saying but of course everyone who uses facebook has sort of consented to this right.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"To talk about i thought i would start this morning with the facebook debacle i love the word debacle i wish less people would get into them well no i don't because it's good fodder for talk radio so more people get into them please find yourself a debacle and climb on facebook is has been yeah they just yeah they messed up they messed up good and you know when we when we were talking about the story last week i was tempted to start singing songs about too late to polish is in too late to say you're sorry and all of this stuff because the data that was compromise and again there was no hack at facebook it wasn't a breach it wasn't a hack it was during the course of regular business essentially that facebook allowed the data of fifty million users to be compromised to be honest so that data was stolen essentially by cambridge analytica the researcher named alexander kogan and he was only supposed to be able to use that data for research purposes but instead he sold it to cambridge analytica facebook learned about it and basically let's just be honest here did nothing they did like a little tiny bit of something but it basically amounts to nothing it would be like a burglar trying to break into my house and me being like please don't come in and that's it and then stepping aside and letting them in police have come in but here let me open the door for you you know you see sometimes you see videos of like a woman getting her purse snatched and she like won't let go and then she's like takes off down the street running after them and get an tv they tackle them and get them in real life i don't think there's a lot of tackling going on but the point being that as somebody who is desperately trying to stop a crime from happening.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Data to do this fancy personality stuff because they hadn't worked in america and they and they didn't have american data so what they decided to do was work with this academic from cambridge university seems to be where the name cambridge analytical came from his name is alexander kogan he's a a russian american and he created an app called this is my digital life and it was a personality quiz app of the sorts of questions we were mentioning before and the app he put on the app and to take the quiz you have to like click through and give it permissions to look at your facebook account and you give it the permission to look at your own profile but it also gave the permission to give the app permission to see the data on all of your friends profiles and those friends did not opt into this it's the person who is taking the quiz clicked yes i gave you permit but like all of these hundreds of other friends each of them has did not give them permission so that's where you get from about two hundred seventy thousand facebook users took this quiz but they ended up scraping fifty million profiles as a whole based on all of their friends information that was sucked in and cogan supposedly agreed when he got facebook permission to do this the terms of service that he agreed to said that he would not use this data for commercial purposes or sell it to an outside company he was supposed to use it only for academic purposes but all along he was planning to sell it to cambridge analytica and and make a good amount of money off of it so that seems to have been the plan all along the got the data and then they started using it for the twenty fourteen midterms to try and target voter and this is where the facebook scandal obviously enters into a bit but sticking with with.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"Right here on biz eleven ninety throwback thursday music that's right all right we are continuing our conversation about this i don't even know what to call it cambridge analytica scandal a thought of a good one the other day the data debacle the data because it's not a debris it's not a breach this was this was a gift you know that what gave the trump campaign via some intermediaries but there you go and so i think it's just you know to some extent coincidence that the trump campaign is the campaign that ended up with this data because you know look the fact that this alexander kogan did this sort of masked study and the whole purpose of this study was not to actually examine your psychological anything it was to get your data so that he could then sell it to cambridge analytica and he was contacted by cambridge analytica to do this so this wasn't like he he's a professor he's an academic and obviously professor but he's an academic and the idea was his excuse to live as an academic and they contacted me and just said can you do this but they contacted him to do this because they wanted and he knew this they wanted the data for to use for you know quote political reasons into right off the bat this was behavior that should never been allowed by facebook so in other words when when when somebody like that and app developer in that scenario and alexander kogan was the app developer in this case should have been only permitted to use the data for if it because look do you wanna professor to be able to go on facebook and do a survey and ask them questions for research.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"The the goal of it so part of what they did in two thousand seven when they did that was allow the app developers not only to get your data if you sit in but also all of your friends state whether your friends opted in or not and somehow they realized well took a while okay so in two thousand thirteen this alexander kogan alexander kogan because it's spelled like russian because it is russian alexander kogan created a personality quiz app again this is the guy who ultimately who's data ultimately went to the trump campaign okay so alexander kogan did this personality quiz it had nothing to do with politics or anything else it was just like take this quiz and find out how awesome you are and when you did that three approximately three hundred thousand people signed up and took this personality quiz and that allowed him to get access to the data of all those three hundred thousand people and all of their friends and their friends friends like that so ultimately that is where the fifty million users worth data came from but in part of the app developer agreement air quoting that they were not supposed to that data was only supposed to be used for research and they were not supposed to be allowed to sell it to third party which is what alex sander cogan essentially dead and so then in two thousand fourteen they realized this somehow i don't know how this came to light at facebook but we're now talking four years ago and two thousand fourteen they realized this and they shut the friends friends and friends part of it down so the app developer developers could still get your data if you opted in but they could no longer get your data and your friends friends date cetera et cetera so that they tightened it up some i still not sure that's enough but some then in two thousand.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Okay and this is i'm quoting a facebook post of his directly where he says in two thousand and seven we launched the facebook platform with the vision that more apps should be social your calendar should be able to show you your friend's birthdays your map should show you where your friends live and your address book should show their pictures to do this we enabled people to log into apps and share who their friends were and some information about them in twenty thirteen six years later a cambridge university researcher named alexander kogan by the way russianamerican not that does anything wrong russian connection created a personality quiz app it was installed by three hundred thousand people around three hundred thousand miles seem to hundred seventy thousand but on the close order three thousand people who shared their data's while the some of their friends data given the way our platform worked at the time this meant cogan was able to access tens of millions of their friends data cambridge analytica said is they created fifty million profiles from the three hundred thousand people who took the quiz as a result of the way the facebook platform operated from two thousand seven to two thousand fourteen it continued beyond cambridge analytic is acquisition of the data now what did cambridge analytic do they took that so i like what are these quizzes this is if you've ever taken that like you know which member of which house are you in.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Two hundred page spending bill and nobody knows what's in it everybody's complaining about what's in it but nobody knows what's in all i know is that chuck schumer looks happy so it's not good you know but the argument that all they ever do is tell us to shut up remains exactly true and now we have this mark zuckerberg story of a psychologist or psychiatrist i can't remember which was went on facebook put on an app that had a personality test and then share that information which with cambridge analytica which used it for political purposes they don't like the political purposes so now the stuff that obama was doing basically datamining suddenly a problem everybody's calling everybody on the left especially is calling for investigations went on tv and he says that he is going to take care of it we have yeah that's just a cut nine this was a major breach of trust and and i'm really sorry that this happened in we have a basic responsibility to protect people's data and if we can't do that then we don't deserve to have the opportunity to serve people so our responsibility now is to make sure this doesn't happen again and refu basic things that i think we need to do to ensure that one is making sure that developers like alexander kogan who got access to a lot of information and then i'm improperly used it just don't get access to much information going forward so we are doing a set of things to to restrict the amount of access that that that developers can get going forward but the other is we need to make sure that there aren't any other cambridge analytic is out there right or folks who have improperly access data so we're gonna go now and investigate every app that has access to a large amount of information from before revoked down our platform and if we detect any suspicious activity we're going to do a full forensic audit so this can't be good i mean it cannot be good a forensic audit by mark zuckerberg they're going to investigate any app that suspicious to them.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"He put out on facebook and in the facebook apology he goes to a time line of how these things happened he has a time line of how everything took place i wanna share part of it with you because the statement that he put out really exposes a specific problem and one that i think should rattled people because already there's a lack of trust going on here with how facebook does things and the amount to which they are up front about it i think there's a real level of distrust about what's happening with the data what's happening with your information even when you say i don't want to share this even when you put on safeguards whether or not facebook lessons so they write that here is a timeline of events and an update on the cambridge analytical situation in two thousand seven we launched the facebook platform with the vision that more apt should be social calendar should should be able to show your friend's birthdays map should show you where your friends live and your address book should show their pictures to do this enable people to log into apps and share who their friends were and some information about them in twenty thirteen cambridge university researcher named alexander kogan created personality quiz app installed by around three hundred thousand people who shared their data as well as some of their friends data they didn't know they were sharing the friends data please given the way our platform worked at the time this meant cogan was able to access tens of millions of their friends data twenty fourteen to prevent future abuse of apps we announced the changes to the entire platform were coming that would dramatically limit the data apps could acce access in.
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"The day here on wpro news time is seven oh two there's new trouble frana stacey williams reporting this morning channel twelve says the providence democrat is accused of pushing and bullying someone who testified against one of her legislative bills into that report speaker looking into the incident state representative anaesthesia williams guy with egg on his face this morning mark zuckerberg of facebook emerges cnn interview after days of silence soccer burke making a may culpa after the unauthorized leak of the personal data fifty million facebook users responsibility now is to make sure that this doesn't happen again and there are a few basic things that i think we need to do to ensure that one is making sure that developers like alexander kogan crew got access to a lot of information and then i'm improperly used it just don't get access to much information going forward mark zuckerberg on cnn who says he'd be happy to go before congress to testify and he concedes might be time for more congressional regulation for the internet giants like facebook finally president trump is firing back at joe biden this morning after biden said during the talk down at the university of miami that he wanted to beat the heck out of him presidents on twitter he says that the former vice president would go down fast and hard and crying all the way former vice president made those comments and anti sexual assault rally down in miami citing the access hollywood tape joe biden says if he were in high school he taken behind the gym beat the heck out of him presidents yes go ahead and try wpro sports two thousand eighteen four bruins have clinched a playoff berth they backed in they lost his saint louis last night in overtime two to one week 'til opening day for the red sox beat the rays at charlotte eight two three three more rbi's for jd martinez another home run for catcher utility man blake swihart in the win for the red socks over the raisins don't forget andy gresh talking about sports latest on the saga surrounding coach hurley down there in kingston will he stay will he go through know coaches services wanted by uconn university of pittsburgh.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on WGN Radio
"On facebook your every time you do that you give up a little bit of data it's the exchange that goes on in order to take advantage of the way the internet works what happened here is that a researcher at cambridge walked into the front door of facebook said i've got an app that's going to do x y and z signed up on facebook's website the way any developer can sign up and started downloading data all of that was totally legal and in fact when the people interacted with that app they knew that they were giving up their data we're faced were things went awry was that the guy who was doing the research then went and sold all that data to cambridge he wasn't allowed to do that what was the purported purpose of the data gathering to begin with what were they doing what were people volunteering for so they were they were falling cheering for to be part of a personality survey by so about two hundred and seventy thousand americans agreed to participate in the survey actually thinks that the gentleman who set it up a guy named alexander kogan actually offering to pay people to be part of these personality tests and essentially what he was promising people was answer a couple of questions and then we'll take those questions and moshe together with your facebook data you know this stuff that is all your history of likes and your declared interest on facebook and we can tell you more about yourself down you yourself know about yourself i think a lot of us have seen those sorts of things and thought oh this is kind of fun let's do this and.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Its headquarters elsewhere companies affected would include facebook apple amazon google the european commissioner responsible for taxation pm cavicchi said it wasn't an anti us measure this is not an antiamerican approach it is not an antiamerican tax vice seeing that on half might be recognized it's also true that have on not american just is the right way to create a fair accession well in a separate store the academic who acquired the facebook data at the center of a major priv ac row has told the bbc he's being made a scapegoat don't to alexander kogan has been banned from the social network of the personal details of millions of people were harvested by an app he created facebook and says that dr cogan broke its rules by transferring data to a third party the company cambridge analytica which is accused of trying to influence the outcome of the 2016 sixteen us presidential election the company denies this michelle hussein's spoke to alexander kogan and began by asking him to describe how he collected data from facebook uses users goal and authorized each hap to act a certain data so things are very public about you such as name age gender and then certain things i may be just your friends can see such as you page likes while post and your pictures and so our app was kind of on the lighter side in terms of the things we collect which we just wanted the public information and the other thing bad of that time apple out us to do is to collect similar data about your friends whose privacy settings permitted this and so we would also get name age gender location of your friends what was your interest in this.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on WLOB
"Well we have now i'm going to save that to look down road i see where this thing is going and i'm going okay yeah we could do a whole hour on that and the by the time i get into it and i'm looking at reno have much left in this hour i will tell you update you on this this federal trade commission investigation to facebook and you're gonna hear me say this several times they stocks make the biggest moves after hours fedex mule soft salesforce and more mule soft a nice inviting name porcupine solve i don't know this whole thing that it screw what the stock market i can tell you that and it's not just you know facebook is sort of spooked people as far as the stocks concern now you know we did a little bit better stock market meltup is over there saying why the stock market may finally find an ally in the fed and several things so i mean it one stock is not going to bring but it it really has a ripple effect in tech stocks and not specifically well within the john tech stocks we're talking about social media stocks the bigger question with facebook is this in the ftc is reportedly investigating facebook because of the fifty million users had their data and they saying the data was briefed if you know what's going on here i'll explain in a nutshell munch people took a psychology test a quiz and they got paid to do it online and then apparently what they did was this company and it wasn't cambridge analytica cambridge analytica got it from another company but it's another company out there that did this psychology exam called cogan and it was developed by weight forward a russian or russian origin alexander kogan and what they essentially do is once they've got you and they got the psycho a psychological profile from.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The personal details gathered by dr alexander kogan to influence the selection a claim denied by the company north dakota and says he was vice the app was entirely legal the fbi has confirmed that six separate attacks in texas this month all believed to be the work of a serial bomber two men are being killed and four people injured in the bombings president trump is reported to have ignored warnings from his national security advisers not to congratulate president vladimir putin on his reelection according to the washington post newspaper mr trump's briefing notes for telephone call with russian leader included the words do not congratulate in capital letters and you're wide survey commissioned by the roman catholic church has revealed stark differences in the religious commitment of young people only nine percent of sixteen to twenty nine year olds in the czech republic said they followed a religion the faker in neighboring poland was eighty three percent in more than half the majority of young people said they had no religious affiliation bbc news a my computer and capitalism says say thank you to nick thanks i always do what the editor says he's also say hello to the world introduce yourself this is lawrence and kearney as well with newsday yes i'll call aig nami will be joining us from israel in a short while wills ahead to kenya and nigeria we'll hear about the six year old boy here in the uk who's been allowed to take cannabis to ease the symptoms of his disease and the europe wide study that suggests that in some countries the vast majority of young people say they have no religion but we begin as we have been all morning in tel aviv and more on that internal debate that's been going on inside israeli society over the plans to deport several thousand african asylum seekers the deadline is the end of the month and eavesdropping on that debate and conversations is our very own nahmias igbo mummy morning lawrence i'm here as rogerson school in the south of tel aviv and it's a very unique school more than a thousand children attend classes here they are the parents or refugees migrant workers asylumseekers the principal here says no questions are asked they are here to help people in need by offering an education and the.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on 1A
"Cambridge analytica or the kind of psychographic research that they did you know psychographic research is some people accused of being snake oil so i would say there's not a lot there aren't a lot of these firms actually practicing it i actually dr alexander kogan the why the researcher who was working with cambridge says himself that they found that the psychographic profiles are are six times more likely to be inaccurate than accurate but just because like psychographic profiling isn't necessarily as prevalent datamining certainly is i mean that's facebook's entire business model and google to to sell off people's data and this is a i don't know how many billions of dollars in this industry but that is certainly not cambridge analytical alone that is you know taking this data from facebook from google from twitter from anybody who will sell it really and trying to use it to to sell them products and in some cases to solve them political parties toast exactly how this data mining worked and what they did with the data once they had it sure so alexander kogan who is this university of cambridge researcher he developed an app called this is your digital life and it basically presented itself as a fun kind of quiz that facebook users could take to predict their personality type so people did this you know willingly they opted in two hundred seventy thousand facebook users it was and in doing so they you know answered a bunch of questions and maybe without realizing it we're handing over all their personal data from facebook things they like pages they follow but critically also that same information about their friend network and this is because up until about mid twenty fifteen facebook allowed after vela burs to not only take data from the people who willingly opt into the app but also their entire friend network that they called it the social graph api.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on WTMA
"The fourth of june two thousand fourteen there was a memo from knicks who is the the chairman alexander knicks of this data mining group cambridge analytica which confirms that se l the parent company of cambridge analytica that had been involved in this for years before these guys ever got there entered into a commercial agreement with a company called global science research g s are owned by cambridge based academic cambridge england based academic alexander kogan specifically premised on the harvesting and processing of facebook data so that it could be matched to personality traits and voter rolls this is back in two thousand fourteen sc l is already doing exactly what the trump group is now being accused of doing something wrong by doing even though it was a practice commonly undertaken by politicians here there and everywhere he the professor alexander kogan has received show showing that cambridge analytica spent seven million dollars to amass data about one million dollars of it with gs are he has the bank records and wire transfers really this is more than the fbi has emails reveal wylie's first widely i negotiated with michael kaczynski the one of the co authors of the original my personality research paper now listen to this to use the my personality database but when negotiations broke down another psychologist alexander kogan offered a solution that many of his colleagues considered unethical now cogan is working for se l forget about cambridge analytics for the moment he offered to replicate the same research and cut them out of the deal that's the only reason it was considered unethical by the way for me it seemed a perfect solution.
"alexander kogan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"Okay so from here we need to cut back in time in twenty fifteen a cambridge university professor named dr alexander kogan created an app to run on facebook called this is your digital life it seemed like one of those personality tests that you see pop up on facebook all the time you know you agree to let the app access your facebook data you answer a bunch of questions then you get back in a music report that you can share with your friends it seems that two hundred seventy thousand people use this app in this manner and the app harvested data on those users to create a profile on them based on their like history on facebook but and here's the kicker because facebook's policies around apps and harvesting user data allowed it at the time the app also harvested data about everyone on those people's friends lists so even if you never took this quiz if one of your friends did your like profile would have been harvested as well thus it is estimated that this one quiz allowed the good professor to build a psychological profile of more than fifty million users please note that there is some fluidity in these numbers some are reporting fifty million facebook users were profiled some reporting thirty million now here's the key thing to keep in mind this was completely kosher under facebook's terms of service facebook has subsequently changed its t o s so it is no longer possible to harvest data about your friends to such a large degree you can sign up for sharing whatever data you want but my data is no longer roped in as much we think what was against facebook's rules apparently was that dr cogan then shared the data he collected from his app with cambridge analytica and this is what people are alleging it was.
IBM unveils 'world's smallest' salt grain-sized computer
"Daily news show is powered by you to find out more head to daily tech new show dot com slash supports this says the daily tech news for monday march nineteenth twenty eighteen from tina's headquarters in los angeles on tom merritt and from syria theline on sarah lane and joining us today very happy to have back on the show tech journalist and influence or lance hewlett off how's it going lance good thanks so much for having me very excited to be on the show with you guys almost feel like i'm with you you you are here with us nothing separating us but bits and bytes okay same little weather yeah yeah possibly a little bit of weather sa big news today and big thanks to our producer roger chang for helping us put it all together of course let's start with a few things you should know on friday facebook announced it suspended the accounts of strategic communications laboratories it's dated analytics firm cambridge analytics cambridge university professor alexander kogan and christopher wiley from data her visting firm known as you know la technologies for violating facebook's policies on data collection we're going to dig into this a lot further later in the show ibm think twenty eighteen the company is showing off a computer the size of a grain of salt a rock salt so it's not quite as tiny as that but still pretty small computer approximately has the power of four eighty six processor cost less than ten cents to manufacture and it's intended to be used for blockchain shipment tracking of goods and serve or packages goods also for detecting theft fraud and noncompliance ibm researchers testing the first prototype so there's no release date on this yet google has a new program called.
HTC reveals Vive Pro $799 price with pre-order launch, shipping on 5 April
"These are the daily tech headlines for monday march nineteenth twenty eighteen i'm tom merritt friday facebook announced it had suspended the account of strategic communication laboratories and it's data analytics firm cambridge analytica for violating facebook's policies on data collection cambridge university professor alexander kogan created an app called this is your digital life on facebook in twenty fifteen and requested access to information about the users and their friends which was done in accordance with facebook's rules at the time cogan violated facebook's rules by passing that information to a third party in this case seal facebook learned of the violation in two thousand fifteen and ordered the data destroyed but found out this week that despite certifications from seal it had not been destroyed cambridgeshire politica rando perations for president trump's campaign but the company and facebook claim none of this data was used in that campaign multiple outlets in the us and e you are calling for an investigation of facebook bloomberg's mark gherman reports his sources say apple is designing and producing its own displays for testing purposes in a facility in santa clara california fifteen minutes from apple's headquarters particularly apple supposedly experimenting with micro led screens that are slimmer and more power efficient than oh lead technologies about three to five years away from being used in phones the idea seems to be to make the technology available i in the apple watch htc has opened preorder 's for the vibe pro it's a higher resolution screen fourteen hundred by sixteen hundred pixels per eye for seven hundred ninety nine dollars shipping april fifth the vibe pro will not include the lighthouse tracking beacons that came with the original five users can use sensors they may already have or buy them separately the original htc vibe has been reduced in price by one hundred dollars to four hundred ninety nine dollars.