2.5M North Carolinians impacted by Facebook data breach, officials say

2.5M North Carolinians impacted by Facebook data breach, officials say

The closure of Cambridge Analytica and the associated firm SCL Elections will not have any impact on two United Kingdom investigations into it.

The decision by the firm comes as it continues to face potential investigations and sanctions from regulators around the world for charges.

Facebook estimates that it shared a total of 70 million American users' data.

In a statement on Wednesday, Facebook said: "This doesn't change our commitment and determination to understand exactly what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again".

Bannon, who later left the company, did not respond to requests for comment. The Indian government too has shot-off notices to both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, confronting them with questions on data breach issue.

"Cambridge Analytica and SCL group can not be allowed to delete their data history by closing". In addition, Jennifer and Rebekah Mercer, the daughters of businessman Robert Mercer who created and funded Cambridge Analytica, are Emerdata directors.

Facebook has apologised to users for a "breach of trust" and claims to have tightened its privacy restrictions. Among its leading clients then was a super PAC controlled by Republican John Bolton, now Trump's national security adviser.

It collected information on tens of millions of people and their Facebook friends, even those who did not download the app themselves.

A published report says the data firm at the center of Facebook's privacy debacle is closing its doors. Whichever way you look at it, the sheer amount of data that could have been sourced surpasses the level of current known mass-surveillance techniques used by governments. Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself have been under rigorous investigation themselves, facing questions from USA senators.

Questions have also been raised around the role the company played in the Trump presidential campaign and campaigns to leave the European Union, as well as in India and beyond. S. citizens in American campaigns.

After Trump won the White House in 2016, in part with the firm's help, Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix went to more clients to pitch his services, the Times reported a year ago.

The Cambridge scandal has caused some Philadelphia residents to delete Facebook in hopes of better protecting their data. Facebook and Dr. Kogan had a close relationship, with Facebook sharing aggregate user data to feed into GSR models. Cambridge Analytica has denied the charges.

Embattled political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica announced that it will cease most operations and file for bankruptcy amid growing legal and political scrutiny of its business practices and work for Mr Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

On Wednesday night, CA said it and SCL Elections would be commencing insolvency proceedings after "numerous and unfounded" accusations, vilification, and "siege of media coverage" had "driven away virtually all of the company's customers and suppliers".

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