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Cambridge Analytica Data Stolen From Facebook Has Not Been Deleted Yet

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Facebook has come under fire and severe scrutiny lately after the Cambridge Analytica debacle where information of over 50 million users were allegedly stolen and sold.

In 2015, an app called “this is your digital life”collected all its data and friends list. In total, 50 million people were affected.Cambridge Analytica acquired this data, apparently for $800,000, which violates the social network giant Facebook’s rules. It also swore that this information was already deleted, but actually, it was not. American Tv Station -The Channel 4 News obtained access to data from 136,000 people in the US state of Colorado, with the l profile and personality of each person, made available by Cambridge Analytica.This information was used to direct political messages to the people who would be most susceptible to them. There is also a set of similar data for residents of the state of Oregon.

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Worse still: these data were transmitted through non-corporate email systems, outside of Cambridge Analytica itself and its owner, the Strategic Communication Laboratories Group (SCL).
The Facebook application was created by Global Science Research (GSR), where Christopher Wylie worked – who revealed the scheme for the press. According to Cambridge Analytica , they never passed any GSR data to outside parties. After the social network giant Facebook contacted them in December 2015, we deleted all GSR data and took appropriate steps to ensure that any copies of the data were deleted.”

So the ultimate question remains – Who leaked the data?

According to Analytica they have sued “several ex employees who had stolen data and intellectual property from the company. These former employees signed an agreement promising that they had disposed of all this material.”

Paul Grewal, vice president and vice-general counsel for Facebook, says: “Cambridge Analytica has publicly confirmed that it no longer has the data, others are questioning it, and we are determined to find out the facts.”

Mark Zuckerberg has promised that the social network giant Facebook will audit all apps that had access to large amounts of user data before the restrictions imposed in 2014.

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) will investigate the social network giant Facebook for violating an agreement made in 2011 to protect the privacy of users. Zuckerberg will have to explain to the US Congress. Cambridge Analytica is also being investigated.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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iTunes is going to be shut down officially

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After almost two decades of service, Apple is reportedly dumping iTunes.

It first started off as rumors, but now it is going to be made official at WWDC in just a few hours.

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Before this, you might have noticed that the Instagram and Facebook page of iTunes has had a slight change.

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Posts on both pages has been entirely deleted – Apple’s move at shifting away from iTunes links, I guess.

Before this, there has been separate apps for music on its mobile devices, however, not available for Mac OS.

Relating to that, there is supposedly going to be an announcement for three separate apps for its music, TV and podcasts, and hopefully they’ll also be available for Mac Books.

We’ll just keep our fingers crossed for this and other big announcements at WWDC.

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Google Stadia – The Future Of Gaming Or Not ? – Reader Opinion

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A few weeks ago, Google announced the release of Google Stadia a new state of the art gaming platform that would change gaming as we know it apparently.

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This has been met with a lot of skepticism in the gaming community if this is going to actually work but I believe Stadia has what it takes to change the whole console gaming model that we have been used to for years, However, it would take some time to actually give Microsoft and Sony a run for their money.

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Google Stadia actually got me thinking Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox would have a strong problem to contend with when it fully launches this year. Google Stadia’s cross-platform play is something I’m looking forward to, so you can play hardware intensive games on a system or phone with low specs.

Imagine playing PUBG or FIFA on a 1GB RAM Phone or Laptop and it runs without any lagging or glitches. So it’s practically goodbye to having to get a new system to play some games if they are available on Stadia.

I decided to put out this question to you guys on facebook and I was pretty impressed with the replies I got.

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Apeh Ikechukwu said – Even if it will be the beginning of the end for PlayStation 4 and Xbox, it will take time A very long time for it to gain popularity and to be accepted by all.
What if it becomes more expensive? That you have to pay huge to access it?

George Oz said – I don’t think to gain popularity is a problem, the announcement alone gathered enough publicity online. And yes it is definitely the end for others Like x-Box and co…Sometimes let’s learn to think Outside the Box.
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Osazeme Usen said – Stadia will take quite a long while to catch on. Internet speed is still an issue in most nations of the world. In the long run, stadia will eventually be cheaper than owning a console and purchasing games but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Olusola Glory Olamide said – Before we throw those Xboxes, PlayStations, Nintendo Switches and stuffs to the bin of history we have questions to answer.
Will most gamers’ broadband connections be fast enough to make a streaming service of that proposition? Will developers all come on board? And is Google the right company to trust with the future of the games industry? Though we’ve got Apple on board and Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon are also in the launch plus Sony Nintendo and others won’t stay put.

ューセッ州 小岩 マサチ said – I feel we will have to pay for most of the games…and Nigeria’s 4g speed is about 2mb/s.

Samuel Jarvis Adeyemi said -Stadia is a good innovation from Google and I think it’s great since gaming could be done on a device, they said it would be super fast even cheating the speed of light in 4k Res without a glitch.
Anyways Google is the software boss, I think they can do it.

I hope Xbox and PS4 meet up but cloud gaming is not really their stuff. And Google has the resources.

Swiss Alex said – well mainly I would say Google Stadia is a welcome development but Xbox and the ps4 has to upgrade too

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Google Stadia looks like something that would work very well in countries with very fast broadband connections for now. Hopefully, Google would find a way to bridge the gap and fix things before it gets rolled out to Africa and Asia. Nevertheless, it’s a win for gamers with this. So what’s your take on this?

The comment box is yours, let me know what you think

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