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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 1, 2018

May 01, 2018 - 12:52 PM

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Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Twitter also sold data to Cambridge Analytica-linked researcher

May 01, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Twitter confirms it sold a random sample of tweets from December 2014 to April 2015 to Aleksandr Kogan's company in 2015

KOGAN. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Russian-American academic Aleksandr Kogan, as he gives evidence to Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee in London on April 24, 2018. AFP photo

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Apr 23, 2018 - 8:12 PM

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Professor defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Apr 23, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Aleksandr Kogan explains, 'Back then we thought it was fine... I think that core idea that we had – that everybody knows and nobody cares – was fundamentally flawed. And for that, I'm sincerely sorry'

DATA SCANDAL. The shared building which houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica are pictured in central London on March 21, 2018. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

Mar 31, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Knowing how the model is built helps explain Cambridge Analytica’s apparently contradictory statements about the role – or lack thereof – that personality profiling and psychographics played in its modeling

ONLINE PROFILING. How accurately can you be profiled online? Image from Andrew Krasovitckii/

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Mar 23, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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Psychographics: The behavioral analysis that helped Cambridge Analytica know voters' minds

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:54 AM

On the basis of 300 likes, Michal Kosinski’s model is able to predict someone’s personality profile with the same accuracy as a spouse

Making connections through tracking behavior. GarryKillian/Shutterstock

Zuckerberg apology fails to quiet Facebook storm

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:05 AM

With pressure ratcheting up on the 33-year-old CEO over a scandal that has wiped some $60 billion off Facebook's value, the initial response suggests his promise of self-regulation has failed to convince

FACEBOOK. A Facebook logo is pictured on a screen ahead of a press conference to announce the launch of it's latest product 'Workplace,' in central London on October 10, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

App developer says he is scapegoat in Facebook data row

Mar 21, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Aleksandr Kogan says Cambridge Analytica, which is at the center of a major scandal rocking Facebook, assured him that what he was doing was 'perfectly legal and within the terms of service' of the social media giant

CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA. A man fixes posters depicting Cambridge Analytica's CEO Alexander Nix behind bars, with the slogan "Our Data Not His. Go Straight To Jail" to the entrance of the company's offices in central London on March 20, 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Facebook suspends Trump's data analysis firm for rules violations

Mar 17, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Facebook says a third-party app passed Facebook data to Cambridge Analytica, Trump's election campaign data analysis firm, thus leading to the suspension

FACEBOOK. This February 25, 2013 photo taken in Washington, DC, shows the splash page for the Internet social media giant Facebook. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP