Security News

Prof. Stephen Clark joins Cambridge Quantum Computing as Head of Artificial Intelligence
2021-04-12 22:45

Cambridge Quantum Computing announce the appointment of Prof. Stephen Clark as Head of Artificial Intelligence. Prior to DeepMind, Prof. Clark spent 10 years as a member of faculty at the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology, where he was Reader in Natural Language Processing.

Google Safari Workaround case inspires campaign to sue Facebook in UK's High Court over Cambridge Analytica app
2020-10-29 20:00

A campaign to sue Facebook over lax privacy policies that allowed Cambridge Analytica to slurp almost a million people's personal data from the social networking website hopes to become a representative action in the High Court, its instigators said today. The campaign said in a statement: "In 2013 and 2014, thousands of people participated in the thisisyourdigitallife app on Facebook. Facebook allowed this app to harvest the data of the app users' friends without their friends' permission or knowledge, including Alvin Carpio, the representative claimant. By taking data without consent, it is alleged that Facebook failed to meet their legal obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.".

Cambridge student rebuilds Polish Enigma-code-breaking box that paved the way for Turing ... and Victory!
2020-07-15 08:01

A Cambridge post-graduate student has recreated the "Cyclometer", the decryption device devised by Polish mathematicians that informed Alan Turing's later code-breaking efforts. Turing famously devised the "Bombe", a machine that was capable of decrypting messages encoded by Nazi Germany's fiendish Enigma machines.

Aussie Watchdog Sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Breach
2020-03-09 13:38

Australia's privacy watchdog announced legal action against Facebook Monday for alleged "Systematic failures" exposing more than 300,000 Australians to a data breach by Cambridge Analytica. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner said it had initiated proceedings against the tech giant and that Facebook committed "Serious and/or repeated interferences with privacy".

Facebook users were duped by Cambridge Analytica, FTC rules
2019-12-10 10:55

Delete the data, and don't do any of that again, the FTC told the data analytics company, which already filed for bankruptcy in 2018.

FTC Sanctions Defunct Cambridge Analytica: So What?
2019-12-09 15:18

MIA: Checks on Voter Microtargeting and Nation-State Information OperationsThe U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica for misusing Facebook users'...

US Probe Finds Cambridge Analytica Misled Facebook Users on Data
2019-12-09 14:58

US regulators concluded Friday that British consultancy Cambridge Analytica -- at the center of a massive scandal on hijacking of Facebook data -- deceived users of the social network about how it...

Facebook Agrees to Pay Fine in Cambridge Analytica Scandal
2019-10-31 12:40

Facebook has agreed to pay a 500,000-pound ($643,000) fine in a privacy case stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, agreeing to accept the fine without admitting any liability. read more

Facebook Agrees to Pay UK Fine in Cambridge Analytica Case
2019-10-30 19:03

British Authorities Found Social Media Company Violated Privacy LawsAfter months of appeals, Facebook has agreed to pay $643,000 to settle claims that it violated U.K. privacy laws by allowing...

Facebook Removed Tens of Thousands of Apps Post-Cambridge Analytica
2019-09-20 19:48

Facebook said it has suspended and banned tens of thousands of apps on its platform after its investigation, launched after Cambridge Analytica, into how they collect and use data.