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    [–] Facebook knew of Cambridge Analytica data misuse earlier than reported imagepoem 250 points ago in technology

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    Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica’s “improper data-gathering practices” months before the Guardian first reported on them in December 2015, according to a court filing by the attorney general for Washington DC.

    The new information “could suggest that Facebook has consistently mislead [sic]” British lawmakers “about what it knew and when about Cambridge Analytica”, tweeted Damian Collins, the chair of the House of Commons digital culture media and sport select committee (DCMS) in response to the filing.

    Zuck said...

    After the Cambridge Analytica revelations became an international scandal, Mark Zuckerberg stated that Facebook “learned from journalists at The Guardian that Kogan had shared data from his app with Cambridge Analytica” in 2015. The article detailing this data sharing was published on 11 December 2015.

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    The filing further asserts that “as early as September 2015, a DC-based Facebook employee warned the company that Cambridge Analytica” was doing something that is currently redacted and “received responses” – also redacted – relating to “Cambridge Analytica’s data-scraping practices”.

    That a Facebook employee was aware of possibly improper activity by Cambridge Analytica months prior to the Guardian’s December 2015 report appears to be new information.