15. Cambridge Analytica
It’s been said that personal data is the new oil. Just a few years ago, companies like Cambridge Analytica bought user data from social media companies to create hyper-targeted political ads. Cambridge Analytica isn’t around anymore, but the practice is still with us, it’s evolved, and poses a real challenge to democracies around the world.
In this episode, Heather Freeman interviews:
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Brown, S. (2020, June 29). Privacy Isn’t a Right You Can Click Away: Senator Sherrod Brown wants to drastically scale back the permitted uses of your personal data—and ban facial recognition outright. WIRED. https://www.wired.com/story/privacy-isnt-a-right-you-can-click-away/
Witt, J., & Pasternack, A. (2019, July 26). The strange afterlife of Cambridge Analytica and the mysterious fate of its data. FastCompany.com. https://www.fastcompany.com/90381366/the-mysterious-afterlife-of-cambridge-analytica-and-its-trove-of-data
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