Facebook scandal with data and Cambridge Analytica

Facebook scandal with data and Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica, a Data Analysis Company used an application developed by Dr. Aleksander Kogan to gain access to the profile data of about 270,000 Facebook users. With the help of Amazon‘s Mechanical Turk, it took advantage of a platform where participants received a small amount of $ 1 to $ 2 for completing a poll. With this step, Cambridge Analytica had access to the personal data of up to 87 million facebook users. This vast amount of sensitive data was used by Cambridge Analytica to help shape the political profile of the OCEAN model. Modeal OCEAN is a well-known concept of personality psychology.

The Facebook scandal, but sorted

The Facebook scandal, but sorted

According to the original report, Facebook has released personal data to more than 50 million users, which is the largest data leak to date. Cambridge Analytica has gained access to the personal details of more than 50 million Facebook users, which could serve to influence the results of presidential troops in favour of Donald Trump.…

Wrong scandalization of a scandal

Wrong scandalization of a scandal

There is no doubt that it is unacceptable for organizations to track people in an illegal way and use the information they have acquired for their own benefit or sell it to third parties. It is totally irrelevant whether this information is used to create online customer profiles for the purpose of selling cat food,…

The causal loop between information disorder and trust on the Internet

The causal loop between information disorder and trust on the Internet

This article explains the link between information disorder (represented by misinformation, disinformation and malinformation) and trust on the Internet, from both socio-economic and technological perspective. The topics are analysed through information/content type that is a popular online representative of the problem: the fake news phenomenon and the fact-checking initiatives trying to combat it.

European efforts to regulate internet intermediaries

Bissera Zankova, Media 21 Foundation, Bulgaria May 2 2018 Nowadays we are constantly witnessing how diverse Internet intermediaries are rapidly evolving to perform a variety of important social and economic functions. Some facilitate users’s access to the Internet, enable the processing of information and data, or host web-based services, including for user-generated content. The different…

Fake news – an old trap

Lately, there have been frequent talks about fighting “fake news” and promoting media literacy. The President of Latvia has already held two public discussions on “fake news” and provided media literacy lessons for 9th grade students. But what is being done to make the old book of fake news clear (and would not have a…

Czech police gained data from Facebook in illegal way and issued fine based on wrong interpretation of the law

Czech police gained data from Facebook in illegal way and issued fine based on wrong interpretation of the law

The Czech Constitutional Court accepted constitutional complaint that both the Police and County Court broke constitutional rights with respect to issuing fine 380 EUR for private libel communication by an individual via Facebook in communication between two persons. The Czech Constitutional Court (III.ÚS 3844/13 ) acknowledged that the Police obtained data from Facebook account in…