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"cambridge politica" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

06:26 min | 3 months ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

"So. . Big Tech monopolies are in the news this week the Department of Justice sued Google over how it maintains its search dominance and it search dominance is the key to its business model, , which is that it makes eighty percent of its revenue from digital advertising facebook by the makes ninety, , nine percent of its revenue from advertising and the profitability of targeted ads is also a big reason why tech companies are constantly collecting so much data about us and there's a multibillion dollar ad tech industry that exists because all of this makes so much money. . But what these ads didn't actually work all that. Well, . , Tim Wong is a former public policy executive Google where he worked on artificial intelligence and machine learning and he's of the new book subprime attention crisis I. . Think this is an interesting important distinction right? ? which is it's not necessarily to make the argument that advertising never works categorically right? ? We have examples of it working. . The question is whether or not the market as a whole really lives up to the promises that it's made and the promises made is that data driven. . Automated form of what's known as programmatic advertising is a kind of advertising that's way better than billboards or magazines or the kind of madman style of advertising and I think ultimately, , it may be that we are exactly where we were decades ago. . Right? which ? is we actually don't know which half of the money spent advertising works in which one is wasted. . We just very difficult to tell. . Is, , there an awareness of this? ? I mean I know that you know after for example, Cambridge , Politica, , there was a lot of conversation about how there are lots of promises related to micro targeting and that it just might not be. . Realistic. . Like do advertisers are they starting to understand this? ? Well, , I, , think there's a lot of willful blindness in the Advertising Space <hes> you know so this book that I just wrote, , it opens on a really strange experience that I had going to a marketing conference where a professor laid out all of the evidence right? ? You know sixty percent of people never see ads ad blocking up all around the world it was just dead space the. . Advertisers kind of refuse to engage with it, , and you know it's one of the things I've been thinking a lot about because it's similar to patterns that we see and other market bubbles right where there's these deep structural problems with the industry. . But a lot of the people involved either don't want to hear it or they don't believe it I mean listen I'm very familiar with the idea of the belief that technology must be working even. . All. . Evidence to the contrary. . But I do want to ask you about targeting specifically because it seems like there's a lot of technical reasons it doesn't work. But . what about this idea that there's a massive amount of data collection that ads can be so specific and personalized that you literally cannot resist them are you saying that's also not true Yeah I. . Mean You brought up Cambridge Analytical earlier? ? I mean there's a fascinating report that just came out from the UK privacy regulator that was basically their research to say look there's all of this kind of. . Metric advertising does it make a difference and the conclusion? ? There was no there actually was not any significant difference and there's two reasons for that. . One of them is a lot of researchers find that a lot of the data being used as faulty and messy and doesn't work and I think the other one is whether or not. . This data actually helps you to target a message better is really unclear. . There's a great researcher by the name of Allesandro. . Who's been doing some work on if you have targeted ads versus non targeted ads, , does it actually make a difference and conclusion is it does but really only by a small margin, , much less than you think. . Could it also expose the fact that a lot of these companies no longer want the data for advertising like they want it for machine learning. . Yeah I. . think that's ultimately you know I think one of the great questions and responses I've had to the book is people say so why have we built this enormous surveillance infrastructure? ? This thing just doesn't work I. . Think people have traditionally thought. . Oh, , well, , it's because Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a mind control ray that's his advertising system. . You know the reality is that it has been collected for other reasons and for sure I think things like the promise of machine learning is is one of the reasons that people collect this data. . What Can. . Be Done. . Do you think I mean? ? This is a big complicated technology question. . You've got companies spending a ton of money and companies that rely on this for their whole business model. . Like what could solutions even look like? ? One of my worries about this is that again, , if you study the history of market bubbles, , a lot of what we see is very reminiscent right to the say the subprime mortgage crisis of two, , thousand, , seven, , two, , thousand, , eight, , and there is a momentum here in the problem with bubbles is that. . While, , it may look great in two, thousand, , , seven, , I think we were saying how great economy is doing. . At some point they pop and I think the human costs will be great. . It's really not just a matter of whether or not you know Mark Zuckerberg has less. . Fewer billion dollars right I think you gotta think about all the media that's relying on this ecosystem that journalism that relies on it and many other places that advertising touches online, , and so I I tend to believe in the idea that we have to find ways of deflating this bubble and so I'm really interested in kind of the ability to both spread the public word about some of the problems in this marketplace. . But also I think there's room for regulation I. . think There's room to enforce transparency in the marketplace to try to make sure that you know expectations about this match up with reality. . There's been just as a regulatory matter there been a lot of questions about banning targeted advertising. . Should that happen? ? Yeah I I do think. . So and I think in some ways you know in may be the thing that pops the bubble right because for the longest time, , advertisers have been basically holding to the position that we need all this data order to do our business to target our ads and what we're seeing as things. . GDP are the European privacy law and CPA to California privacy law rollout is in many cases the market just keep chugging along even though our advertisers have a lot less access to data and I do think that that kind of realization that all this data might actually not have been very. . Meaningful might actually 'cause you know sort of expectations or perceptions about how great this stuff is to kind of crash to Earth, , and so you think these privacy laws have these two effects. . One of them is to protect privacy, which , of course is important but I think the other side of it is actually in May of like you know strip the veil off this market that I think has been kinda shrouded for so long Tim. . Wong is the author of the new book subprime attention crisis. . How big a bubble are we talking here? ? Digital advertisers will spend over one hundred and forty billion dollars in the US in twenty twenty. .

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What happens if online advertising is just a big, fat bubble?

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

06:26 min | 3 months ago

What happens if online advertising is just a big, fat bubble?

"So. Big Tech monopolies are in the news this week the Department of Justice sued Google over how it maintains its search dominance and it search dominance is the key to its business model, which is that it makes eighty percent of its revenue from digital advertising facebook by the makes ninety, nine percent of its revenue from advertising and the profitability of targeted ads is also a big reason why tech companies are constantly collecting so much data about us and there's a multibillion dollar ad tech industry that exists because all of this makes so much money. But what these ads didn't actually work all that. Well, Tim Wong is a former public policy executive Google where he worked on artificial intelligence and machine learning and he's of the new book subprime attention crisis I. Think this is an interesting important distinction right? which is it's not necessarily to make the argument that advertising never works categorically right? We have examples of it working. The question is whether or not the market as a whole really lives up to the promises that it's made and the promises made is that data driven. Automated form of what's known as programmatic advertising is a kind of advertising that's way better than billboards or magazines or the kind of madman style of advertising and I think ultimately, it may be that we are exactly where we were decades ago. Right? which is we actually don't know which half of the money spent advertising works in which one is wasted. We just very difficult to tell. Is, there an awareness of this? I mean I know that you know after for example, Cambridge Politica, there was a lot of conversation about how there are lots of promises related to micro targeting and that it just might not be. Realistic. Like do advertisers are they starting to understand this? Well, I, think there's a lot of willful blindness in the Advertising Space you know so this book that I just wrote, it opens on a really strange experience that I had going to a marketing conference where a professor laid out all of the evidence right? You know sixty percent of people never see ads ad blocking up all around the world it was just dead space the. Advertisers kind of refuse to engage with it, and you know it's one of the things I've been thinking a lot about because it's similar to patterns that we see and other market bubbles right where there's these deep structural problems with the industry. But a lot of the people involved either don't want to hear it or they don't believe it I mean listen I'm very familiar with the idea of the belief that technology must be working even. All. Evidence to the contrary. But I do want to ask you about targeting specifically because it seems like there's a lot of technical reasons it doesn't work. But what about this idea that there's a massive amount of data collection that ads can be so specific and personalized that you literally cannot resist them are you saying that's also not true Yeah I. Mean You brought up Cambridge Analytical earlier? I mean there's a fascinating report that just came out from the UK privacy regulator that was basically their research to say look there's all of this kind of. Metric advertising does it make a difference and the conclusion? There was no there actually was not any significant difference and there's two reasons for that. One of them is a lot of researchers find that a lot of the data being used as faulty and messy and doesn't work and I think the other one is whether or not. This data actually helps you to target a message better is really unclear. There's a great researcher by the name of Allesandro. Who's been doing some work on if you have targeted ads versus non targeted ads, does it actually make a difference and conclusion is it does but really only by a small margin, much less than you think. Could it also expose the fact that a lot of these companies no longer want the data for advertising like they want it for machine learning. Yeah I. think that's ultimately you know I think one of the great questions and responses I've had to the book is people say so why have we built this enormous surveillance infrastructure? This thing just doesn't work I. Think people have traditionally thought. Oh, well, it's because Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a mind control ray that's his advertising system. You know the reality is that it has been collected for other reasons and for sure I think things like the promise of machine learning is is one of the reasons that people collect this data. What Can. Be Done. Do you think I mean? This is a big complicated technology question. You've got companies spending a ton of money and companies that rely on this for their whole business model. Like what could solutions even look like? One of my worries about this is that again, if you study the history of market bubbles, a lot of what we see is very reminiscent right to the say the subprime mortgage crisis of two, thousand, seven, two, thousand, eight, and there is a momentum here in the problem with bubbles is that. While, it may look great in two, thousand, seven, I think we were saying how great economy is doing. At some point they pop and I think the human costs will be great. It's really not just a matter of whether or not you know Mark Zuckerberg has less. Fewer billion dollars right I think you gotta think about all the media that's relying on this ecosystem that journalism that relies on it and many other places that advertising touches online, and so I I tend to believe in the idea that we have to find ways of deflating this bubble and so I'm really interested in kind of the ability to both spread the public word about some of the problems in this marketplace. But also I think there's room for regulation I. think There's room to enforce transparency in the marketplace to try to make sure that you know expectations about this match up with reality. There's been just as a regulatory matter there been a lot of questions about banning targeted advertising. Should that happen? Yeah I I do think. So and I think in some ways you know in may be the thing that pops the bubble right because for the longest time, advertisers have been basically holding to the position that we need all this data order to do our business to target our ads and what we're seeing as things. GDP are the European privacy law and CPA to California privacy law rollout is in many cases the market just keep chugging along even though our advertisers have a lot less access to data and I do think that that kind of realization that all this data might actually not have been very. Meaningful might actually 'cause you know sort of expectations or perceptions about how great this stuff is to kind of crash to Earth, and so you think these privacy laws have these two effects. One of them is to protect privacy, which of course is important but I think the other side of it is actually in May of like you know strip the veil off this market that I think has been kinda shrouded for so long Tim. Wong is the author of the new book subprime attention crisis. How big a bubble are we talking here? Digital advertisers will spend over one hundred and forty billion dollars in the US in twenty twenty.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Marco Rubio has introduced privacy legislation. Senator Ron Wyden is expected to introduced privacy legislation. All of these big tech companies spend a lot of money on lobbyists on Capitol Hill whose message are the lawmakers hearing. I mean is Facebook Google really speaking to them or are these messages from apple really having an impact. Well, Google and Facebook are certainly speaking to them in that they're going to their offices and making their pets. But I think that this drumbeat from everything that started with Cambridge politica. And came out over the last year, I think has really pushed as really pushed legislators. You want to act. It is important to see that that that Bill that you guys passed in California just in the middle of last year has made industry what to come here to congress and get a federal standard that can preempt some of those state laws. So in some ways, they are hearing Facebook and Google because they want to move something forward that can create a federal standard. But of course, would make it. So that California when it comes into effect at the beginning of next year might not have the teeth that Facebook and Google are really the most worried about now one of the things ten cook mentions is that it's not too late to do this. That said, you know, finding something that Republicans and Democrats agree on you know, has very lucid over the last couple years. I mean, how how far out could some sort of agreement some sort of legislation actually be if such a thing happens. Yeah. Absolutely. I think that we're looking at text of legislation maybe March or April, the senators themselves has suggested that it's a little sooner. But my sources think that it's a little bit. Farther out, and then you start and you go through the committee process. You may be actually have to go through to committee processes in this particular issue, you have two houses of congress that you have to go to it can take a while. But if you're really committed to doing something, you very often have to do it in the first year of congress because you're going to get into a presidential election year. That's going to suck up a lot of the oxygen around around Washington by the end of next year. So you do kind of have to move quickly at Bank, and we can currently think of a few issues that are sucking up the oxygen in Washington at this very moment in the middle of the government shutdown. Bloomberg's Brody Elster bar in Cuba. Still had glass.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"As i said that is that is red hot that will likely be the source of a lot of controversy going forward i imagine there may be more news to break on that subject even over the course of this evening if i play my cards right but then there's also this pertinent justice kind of apartment justice i'm i'm on the i met with them and i'm going to continue meeting with them for the next meeting not yet motor kyushu we just stretch in i think we just won't out didn't they keep in contact investigation i've been contacted by the fbi i've been contacted by the fbi last last night we talked about this new news that the data firm used by the trump campaign during the two thousand sixteen election cambridge analytica is now reportedly the subject of an active fbi investigation this story was also broken by the new york times last night the times reported that cambridge analytic has that the cambridge analytica investigation was being led by at least one cybercrime specialist agent at the fbi and a very senior prosecutor from the securities and financial fraud division at main justice the times reporting last night that it wasn't clear whether or not the cambridge analytica investigation was related to the robert mueller investigation in the special counsel's office but it at least involve main justice and the fbi well today that footage that you just saw was the former research director for cambridge politica for this data firm his name is christopher wiley he's the gentleman with pink hair he has recently become a whistle blower on that firm's activities he confirmed to report.

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Aleksandr Kogan: The link between Cambridge Analytica and Facebook

CBS 60 Minutes

02:34 min | 2 years ago

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.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Right and i've seen this pointed out on twitter but it is funny for them to be blaming coburg for not knowing a lot of this stuff when a lot of the people who are decide our laws don't read the laws though doing the homework in his basically the same nation i but i look backwards and i think you know bomber was in office for eight years and during those eight years facebook ballooned into this content monolith and by the time obama left office in two thousand sixteen the facebook newsfeed was the number one way to distribute news and the one that all these different media outlets were looking at us how can we get on the facebook ahlgren them people were doing advertising on their obviously something was happening politically and it just did not seem to be on the radar for the entire obama administration does he should he take more slack for for his role or lack of role in this whole thing i mean that's such a great point this is been an old problem and i you know i joined facebook in two thousand six and i've been watching since i was basically seventeen years old that this this product has manipulated my life in many different ways like it's a very personal relationship with this form they they were having a great time because there wasn't any threat of trump you know like no one really saw this insane insiduous like fake news storm coming on and so and obama you know getting back to camera janika scandal which is kind of what set off this whole testimony in the first place cambridge politica was able to get access to millions of users data under old facebook policies obama used similar psycho manipulative tactics in advertising to his constituents to when he was running for president so it's not necessarily like oh the trump administration came along and decided to like exploit the internet for bad it's more it's more like we've always been doing this but once it through our world into chaos that's when we started to care i mean if you google obama.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of the month us markets are closed for good friday stock prices were up today after two days of losses and the month as a whole was pretty bruising for the first time in years technology companies like facebook google and amazon are leading the way down npr's gyms rolly explains why ever since the great recession the us economy has been growing at a pace that can usually be described as tepid samir salama of wells fargo investment institute says the one big area of promise has been technology companies if you think about social media if you think about ecommerce visually technology is the backbone of all of those different things and for those corporations is driven incredible profit growth and this is made tex stocks such as apple amazon facebook and google soar over the year ending on march fifth for example apple was up twenty nine percent julie neiman an analyst at smith more and company says even when other stocks have underperformed the love affair between wall street and tech stocks never waned otx stocks have been the dominant area this is one thing that consumers have investors have jumped all over simply because they can understand them they love these stocks they loved them that is until about two months ago neiman says there's no single reason for what's happened each company has had its distinct set of problems apple faces questions about its growth how long will people keep buying bigger and better iphones amazon is being attacked in tweets by president trump tesla is facing production issues and then there's facebook this morning facebook under fire the pressure intensifying in the wake of that cambridge politica privacy scandal affecting up to fifty million users the uproar over facebook's breach of user data is generating calls for strict government regulation of the social media giant since the beginning of february facebook shares are down by twenty percent taken together these problems have raised questions about the tech sector as a whole again julie nieman the market has.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on WLOB

WLOB

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on WLOB

"They don't their lawyer wants to turn into a class action suit because that's where they get all the money you get a buck twelve you know the end of the day after when they send the checkout but the lawyers make a killing off this kind of class action lawsuit stuff and basically what facebook has is information history on your call they don't have information on the call itself they don't have any recording the call they don't have a transcript of the call they don't have a transcript or they can't read the text message they just know when you made the call and when you made the text message now i can't imagine how that information is useful but apparently facebook finds it useful they wouldn't have tracked it and they say they're not tracking it anymore so that's what now if you're upset about that be upset but i mean they they knew when you made a phone call well i would think if you've got a messenger app and you're sending a message through facebook on your phone that they are going to know why wouldn't they know that you're sending it through facebook aren't you what why wouldn't they know and is it is it wrong that they know i guess it's all going to be hashed out the other thing that's got people upset about facebook is this whole thing about king regina linda and that's the thing that's to me just completely blown out of proportion we went over this past few days i'm not going to belabor the point i'm just trying to tell you that the the alternate goal on this is for the mainstream media the way the reason they keep this going is because they're trying to tie it the trump but as far as i know trump had nothing to do with this the cambridge politica stuff with a psychology test that was ended before trump got into the campaign so i can't see how this has anything to do with trump now you can argue that cambridge analytica still had the data because they hadn't deleted it and they.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on WWL

WWL

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on WWL

"Scenes there's no doubt about that david blake dominy wwl first news us is expelling dozens of russia diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter the uk several european countries have taken similar actions cbs news correspondent charlie takata reports from london this is the day they the eu european partners especially the united states got on board to what was essentially a problem with britain and russia a bilateral issue has now become an issue that poses russia against the west briton in its allies the ftc is launching a facebook investigation cbs news update the government's opened an investigation into facebook as we hear from cbs's steve dorsey in washington the ftc's acting director confirms an open investigation into facebook's privacy practices however it's not public it comes after the disclosure that data from fifty million users was used to target political ads by cambridge politica facebook could face billions of dollars in fines if the ftc finds it violated at twenty eleven consent decree facebook reached with it according to a report we'll see annette editor dan ackerman says even those on facebook took precautions to guard their info could have fallen victim friend information can be pulled him with that also so you may be part of this data sharing even if you are a very systematic about not allowing anyone access to your facebook information the auto parts retailer pep boys is the latest to suspend its facebook ads and cook county illinois has filed suit against facebook cbs news update i'm steve kaffa ochsner baptist in new orleans now home to mother's milk bank the state's first ever such facility the bank allows mothers to donate milk that will be used to help premature babies grow through a turbulent first period of their life the natal intensive care director harley ginsburg says a premature baby especially needs the vital nutrients that you just can't find at formula doctor at whatever and i see you.

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Facebook stock sinks on FTC investigation and lawsuits

The Scoot Show with Scoot

02:03 min | 3 years ago

Facebook stock sinks on FTC investigation and lawsuits

"Scenes there's no doubt about that david blake dominy wwl first news us is expelling dozens of russia diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter the uk several european countries have taken similar actions cbs news correspondent charlie takata reports from london this is the day they the eu european partners especially the united states got on board to what was essentially a problem with britain and russia a bilateral issue has now become an issue that poses russia against the west briton in its allies the ftc is launching a facebook investigation cbs news update the government's opened an investigation into facebook as we hear from cbs's steve dorsey in washington the ftc's acting director confirms an open investigation into facebook's privacy practices however it's not public it comes after the disclosure that data from fifty million users was used to target political ads by cambridge politica facebook could face billions of dollars in fines if the ftc finds it violated at twenty eleven consent decree facebook reached with it according to a report we'll see annette editor dan ackerman says even those on facebook took precautions to guard their info could have fallen victim friend information can be pulled him with that also so you may be part of this data sharing even if you are a very systematic about not allowing anyone access to your facebook information the auto parts retailer pep boys is the latest to suspend its facebook ads and cook county illinois has filed suit against facebook cbs news update i'm steve kaffa ochsner baptist in new orleans now home to mother's milk bank the state's first ever such facility the bank allows mothers to donate milk that will be used to help premature babies grow through a turbulent first period of their life the natal intensive care director harley ginsburg says a premature baby especially needs the vital nutrients that you just can't find at formula doctor at whatever and i see you.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Bernardine talking about in more depth not with ed baxter rob bloomberg nine sixty san francisco newsroom yeah rish that is the question i've been talking about it we're told for weeks now this is the trump tweet i'm pleased to announce it effective four nine eighteen etem basseterre john bolton will be my new national security adviser i am very thankful for the service of general h r mcmaster who has done an outstanding job and will always remain a friend there will be an official contact handover on four nine mcmaster has been talked with the president for several weeks about the two apparently stepped up the process because the talk was getting in the way of his talking mcmasters talking with foreign officials facebook ceo mark zuckerberg has been called to testify before congress regarding the data released for millions of people at wound up in the hands of cambridge politica and tied to russia representative chris collins says he expects to show up at any hearing saying he's gotten his head handed to him any ceo to america especially with a company with a market cap of facebook should be very concerned when he has united republicans and democrats not many folks have been able to do that he calls zuckerberg and arrogant individual meanwhile what kind of if any regulation is needed well koran mcsherry the legal director for the electric frontier foundation says trust has to be earned seems to me that is asking us to trust facebook they're saying we're going to put some things in place trust us we'll do a better job i don't think they've earned that trust she says facebook is owning the facts of the case not owning up to them at all trump attorney john dowd has resigned as the clashes within the legal team regarding the muller investigation rage bloomberg's winnie oh kelly says the large question is whether muller will be fired but short of that it's been talk about whether sessions to be replaced with someone else step into that role would exert oversight the funding beaker tailed for muller and.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

02:44 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"When it comes to digital data mining was a major richard trust and i'm really sorry that this happened 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 that this doesn't happen again and zuckerberg issued an extensive apology on facebook setting up a time line of events saying we also made mistakes there's more to do and we need to step up and do it here's a timeline of events in two thousand seven we launched the facebook platform with the vision that more apps should be social your calendar should be able to show your friend's birthdays your map should show you where your friends live in your address book should show you their pictures to do this we enabled people to log into absence share who their friends were and some information about them in twenty thirteen a cambridge university researcher named alexander kogan created a personality quiz app it was installed by around three hundred thousand people who shared their data's well as 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 two thousand seven we launched this platform 2013 someone takes advantage of it but nothing interesting happened in the intervening six years interestingly enough it did and facebook itself not a third party app was responsible for it almost immediately after the cambridge analytica story broke wide open and for those unfamiliar a quick recap cambridge politica is a data firm that has zuqar berg said in his apology created a facebook personality tests that a bunch of people took well when you installed and took this test you consented to give cambridge analytica the people behind the test access to your facebook profile this gave them access to your friends lists cambridge analytica was then going through the friends lists to compile voter databases that were used to help president trump in the two thousand sixteen election before that in two thousand sixteen cambridge analytica got involved in the brexit campaign with people who wanted to leave the european union almost as soon as this happened almost as soon as this.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on KGO 810

"Rules for facebook was okay developers you can also have access to anybody who options and all of their friends and contacts okay so that's that's how they got that data scrape now how cambridge analytica came by it is a little bit not above board so a professor builds a thing and it says this is your digital life would you like to take this quiz on facebook two hundred and seventy thousand people say yeah i wanna take that but that gave them access to basically fifty million profile that's gonna ask how do you go from two hundred and seventy thousand to fifty million that's i mean think about the scale of facebook even at that time it's gotten much bigger since then too so but the scale is just immense here right so they wanted to find what they're calling psycho graphics they wanted to be able to predict people's intentions and and likes and dislikes by clicking on on facebook and basically advanced advertise it it is it's very micro targeted advertising it's also cambridge analytica in my mind is a marketing firm that's really good at marketing itself because psycho graphics is a marketing term that marketers choose to market themselves so there's good at that the other angle on this rhonda really kinda sticks in my craw is the politics angle what the rules are anyway boy so much of that really is somewhere in the middle of it they say by the way we can give this to anybody wanting they can bother you for life absolutely yeah i mean you you've seen it this week happened hashtag delete facebook and you look and facebook brings so much down of this on itself seriously ceo mark zuckerberg is the most tonedeaf ceo in silicon valley we're talking with jason middleton jason of course our business and tech reporter keep going this fascinates me because how this company cambridge politica is something that everybody's talking about nobody even heard of it.

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FDA considers restricting flavors in tobacco products

24 Hour News

01:57 min | 3 years ago

FDA considers restricting flavors in tobacco products

"To young people are going to be coming under more federal scrutiny the food and drug administration or fda is calling for information about flavored tobacco products in hopes of preventing children and young people from getting hooked on nicotine the agency will look at flavors in cigars and electronic cigarettes which currently have no flavoring restrictions but the focus will fall on menthol which is the only flavor permitted in cigarettes under federal law studies have shown the minty flavour appeals more to underage and young adult smokers the fda has the authority to ban menthol but it's past efforts to begin regulating the ingredient have been stalled by the industry the rough week is getting rougher for facebook after it was learned a campaign consultant use data from the social media site to try to sway the two thousand sixteen election for donald trump ap's charles de la desma reports now a probe is opened into the company cambridge politica commission elizabeth enemies pursuing a warrant search cambridge analytic service the company allegedly used data mined from facebook to help donald trump win the two thousand sixteen presidential election denims told the bbc she's also investigating facebook and has asked the company not to pursue its own audit of cambridge analytical data use she says facebook has agreed denim said the prime allegation against cambridge analytica is that is acquired personal data in an unauthorized way charles through london a judge is pushing back the start of bill cosby sexual assault retrial as ap entertainment editor oscar wells gabriel reports it's after first rejecting a defense request for a three month delay attorneys for the euro comedian asked to trial judge for three months delay in the preceding but all they will end up getting this three days judge steven o'neill push jury selection back from march twenty ninth to april second instead of seeing a panel those days o'neal has set aside march twenty ninth and thirtieth to resolve the.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on AP News

"York mayor bill de blasio is canceled school expecting more than a foot of snow there i'm tim maguire the movie black panther has set the record for being the most tweeted about movie ever twitter says black panthers been tweeted about more than thirty five million times that pushes it ahead of the previous record holder star wars the force awakens the most recent star wars installment the last jedi ranks third over the weekend black panther became the first film since avatar in two thousand nine to top the box office in north america for five straight weekends it's grossed more than six hundred seven million dollars domestically and one point two billion dollars worldwide twitter's that black panther had the most tweets in the us followed by the united kingdom and thailand the rough week is getting rougher for facebook after it was learned a campaign consultant use data from the social media site to try to sway the two thousand sixteen election for donald trump ap's charles de la desma reports now a probe is opened into the company cambridge politica commission sympathizer is pursuing a warrant search came which analytic services the company allegedly used a to mind from facebook to help donald trump win the two thousand sixteen presidential election denims told the bbc she's also investigating facebook and has asked the company not to pursue its own audit of cambridge analytical data use she says facebook has agreed denim said the prime allegation against cambridge analytica is that is acquired personal data in an unauthorized way charles through london a british art teacher won a highly competitive one million dollar teaching prize on sunday for her work with inner city children in london andrea severe aku beat some thirty thousand applicants from around the world to win the global teacher prize the alberton community schoolteacher was awarded for her work in the london borough of brent one of the most ethnically diverse places in the country has students come from some of the poorest families in britain with parents who don't necessarily speak english she was credited with her efforts beyond the classroom which include establishing relationships with parents riding with students on the bus and standing at school gates with police officers to welcome students at the start of the day is a feerick who is the first british teacher to win the award prime minister theresa may congratulated her in a video recording at the award ceremony spring it's finally here.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on KOMO

"Overnight lows around forty that's your latest weather from the komo forecast team facebook stock getting slammed major blowback continues from the revelation that the personal data of about fifty million users was harvested in manipulated by political dirt developing company called cambridge analytica they are not just a social network they are also an information battlespace whistle blower chris wiley helped found cambridge analytica which later was hired to help the trump campaign the deal struck by trump's soninlaw jared kushner and by brad par scall who now runs trump's twenty twenty re election efforts it's really important that americans understand what has happened with their data their private information cambridge politica calls wylie's comment a militias attempt to hurt the company while he left cambridge before the two thousand sixteen election nbc's killing ken reporting facebook has banned the cambridge analytic from its platform saying although the company denies any wrongdoing it remains committed to vigorously enforcing its information protection policies the weinstein company is filing for bankruptcy the embattled company filed for bankruptcy in delaware with a buyout promise where the company's assets from lantern capital partners according to a statement that was issued by company co founder bob weinstein other organizations are also expected to be able to bid on the company at auction the weinstein company has been the target of the metoo movement because dozens of women came forward leveling sexual abuse allegations against movie mogul and co founder harvey weinstein mark mayfield nbc news radio global oil prices are up but so is us production and that's keeping prices from going even higher they've been rising over concerns about possible added us sanctions in iran and tensions between iran and saudi arabia along with falling oil production in venezuela but analysts say surging production in the us is keeping a lid on prices and united airlines will not take any new reservations to ship a pet in its.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"So the ceo of the trump campaign's data firm is suspended their investigations and all that stolen data that flooded our election the senate closed up a big chunk of their russia investigation today saying it is complete and just a few days ago the deputy director of the fbi was fired andrew mccabe saying he was fired by the administration to discredit him as a witness in special counsel robert muller's probe in an effort to shut the whole thing down so that's three really big things going on simultaneously right now i have questions about all of them for the top democrat on the senate intelligence committee joining us now is senator mark warner who is the vice chair of the intelligence committee he joins us now live senator thank you so much for your time tonight i know it's an incredibly busy time thank you let me ask you first about cambridge analytica obviously you have tech background yourself you've taken a particularly acute interest in the data side and the money side and the sort of not front page side of how how how the russian attack worked in our election how concerned are you about these recent journalistic revelations about cambridge politica are these things that are now being reported about the firm and the way it operates news to yours some of this stuff that you had been able to figure out in the intelligence committee's investigation or rachel i've had questions about cambridge analytica since the beginning of this investigation this is a pretty sketchy firm that not only operated on behalf of mr trump but operated in a series of countries they were known for their ability to disrupt an electoral process and it potentially explains why in so many ways the trump campaign in effect kind of crept up on a lot of folks because their ability to use data to use our social media companies in ways prior to this last election i don't think the united states government frankly some of these companies even prepared for but cambridge analytic i think there's a lot more stories to be told from that firm when the firm does it sales pitch because of the undercover investigation by britain's channel four we've seen them marketing themselves in bragging about their capabilities to an undercover reporter who they thought was a potential client when i look at that reporting.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on WINS 1010

WINS 1010

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on WINS 1010

"To governor cuomo cynthia nixon held her first campaign event today in brownsville brooklyn on the ten ten wins ring central newsline here's our roger stern she arrived here by subway digging the governor for how long it took i allowed an hour and a half for what should have been a thirty minute ride cuomo's mta from there it was onto her progressive agenda for better schools tenants rights and economic equality andrew cuomo has given massive tax breaks to corporations and the super rich well he has decimated our infrastructure and starved our state for governor cuomo's thirty million dollar war chest i ask cynthia nixon if she's concerned about that i think should be concerned that point one percent of that thirty one billion dollars million dollars is from regular new yorkers roger stern ten ten wins in brownsville wins news time one oh six growing controversy over facebook and how data on users was mine and for political purposes at issue is the work of cambridge politica which collected information from fifty million facebook users the new york times says it was used in the it used the information that is to try to sway elections a report in the uk suggests the company was prepared to consider using bribes and entrapment to create content it could then post to the internet in an effort to influence voters california democratic congresswoman jackie speier says the matter needs to be investigated i think we really need to find out whether or not in their conversations with luck well which is a russian oil company whether or not that was really a pretense to use what is called russian cutouts and they were in fact informing russia and maybe even working with russia and the trump campaign cambridge analytic denies any wrongdoing president trump applauds president poten that story in a moment wins news time one oh you know before boost.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Into san francisco don't take one a one northbound it's slow from before ninety two essentially all the way up into downtown san francisco because of the bark problems that continue although bart's delays only twenty minutes so one one is seems even worse to eighty in northbound is fine until you get passed nineteenth avenue in its usual stop and go into the downtown area one north also standard jim in san jose starting at almost blossom hill stay slow up into palo alto joe mcconnell for kiki at eight fifty one traffic brought to you by positive coaching alliance this is the california report good morning i'm penny nelson candidates for mayor in san francisco aired out their differences over how to address homelessness at a forum last night most of the candidates on stage including supervisor london breed and former supervisor angela allio are pushing for more supportive housing supervisor jane kim agreed but says the city cannot do it alone we have to address this as a state and sacramento has to declare a state of emergency on the homeless crisis that we're seeing here in the state of california la has had sixty percent increase in its homeless count just in the last couple of years so we're not the only county that's experiencing it but when counties like moran refused to have a three hundred sixty five days shelter system that's a problem voters in san francisco will elect their new mayor in the june election the social media giant facebook is under fire for what's being called a breach of around fifty million users data by third party company cambridge politica but the more this story is dissect did it's looking like it may not be a hacker a data breach but instead business as usual when third party companies go datamining.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"So cambridge analytica does presentations in two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen for a russian oil company that has been known to do political work for the kremlin around the world they give that oil company information about how to target an influence american voters and how that works why does the russian oil company need that kind of information we then learn that cambridge analytica obtains the core data that was the basis of their business and all their political work from russian researcher who was working at cambridge but is also simultaneously doing work for the russian government we know from separate reporting that during the campaign while the trump campaign was paying cambridge analytica nearly six million dollars for data services cambridge politica was in touch with wikileaks wikileaks was busy distributing emails that had been stolen by russian government hackers to try to inflict maximum political harm on hillary clinton cambridgeshire lick contacted them to see if they could basically help out with that well now a whistle blower who is deeply involved in the data operations of that company has come forward and handed over to britain's national crime agency cybercrime unit a doc of emails invoices contracts and bank transfers from his time at the company he says he's basically driven by guilt the british prime minister says she supports an investigation into the company the information commissioner in the uk which is sort of the prosecutor and privacy issues says she is now seeking a warrant to get their databases and their servers the european union also says they are interested in starting an investigation here at least one state attorney general democrat more helium massachusetts says she is she too is potentially looking at this as a criminal matter here in the united states.

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Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix describes "shadow" election tactics

24 Hour News

02:20 min | 3 years ago

Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix describes "shadow" election tactics

"I'm shopping at total wine and more ap radio news i'm tim maguire the white house insists president trump is not out to fire special counsel robert muller may be saga megani has more the president's ramped up his attacks for the first time going after mother by name in a tweet and this morning calling the probes into russian election interference a total witch hunt with massive conflicts of interest what you guys have seen is some well established frustration presidents but a white house spokesman hogan gidley says the president is not looking to get rid of muller there are no conversations or discussions about removing mr mueller meantime the president has added a new lawyer to his legal team in the russia probe former federal prosecutor joseph degen of oh who has publicly talked about justice department efforts to frame the president with a falsely created crime saga megani at the white house britain's channel four arizona undercover video of in which kramer cambridge politica executives boast of swaying elections in africa and europe ceo alexander knicks is seen in the video saying the company has secretly recorded agents offering corrupt campaign financing deals to politicians and essent girls around the candidates house to create damaging videos cambridge analytica was suspended from facebook last friday after reportedly using some fifty million user profiles in a protrump manipulation campaign to people been injured another in another package bomb in austin texas this when police say set off by a twitter trip wire last night laura mcginnis who lives in the neighborhood where the latest bomb went off admits to being worried it immediately st no strike percents of hearing you but you have to stop and pause and be like okay i'm fine this hasn't affected me yet but it's so close to home and it's been such an ongoing problem here in austin that it just makes you wonder why why haven't we found this person yet two people were killed two others hurt in three previous bombings in which packages were left at the front doors of the homes this is a radio news uber stops at self driving car tests after one hits a woman in arizona police in the phoenix suburb of tempe arizona say uber self driving vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian overnight police say the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when the woman walking outside of a crosswalk was hit.

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"cambridge politica" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"cambridge politica" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Welcome to the technique right home for monday march nineteen twenty eighteen today the fallout from the facebook cambridge analytica story summarized facebook launches a patriot a self driving car kills a pedestrian and apple might be making its own screens let's get you caught up so by this point you've probably heard the news about four hours after posting our friday show facebook made some news now when someone does a friday nine pm eastern news dump the hope is that the story will be forgotten by monday well that didn't happen in this case and instead the story seemed to metastasized over the weekend only seemed to grow in prominence so instead of being a twenty four hour story this has become a seventy two hour one and more and though i'm sure you've heard something about this story i thought what might be useful to do at this point is a summary of where we are now and what we know on friday night facebook announced it was suspending the political data analytics firm cambridge analytic from its platform banning the company from buying ads or running on its facebook pages who is cambridge analytica they're a voter profiling company that has received a fifteen million dollar investment from billionaire republican donor robert mercer and which at one time was advised by political strategist steve bannon who reportedly came up with the name of the company cambridge politica has been hired by various political groups to help do data mining on voting blocks and it has been credited in some circles not the least by cambridge analytica itself for helping to win the brexit vote as well as the trump presidential campaign.

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