FTC Approves Settlement Related to Cambridge Analytica

Settlement covers app developer Aleksandr Kogan, Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO Alexander Nix

Facebook’s 2018 data crisis involving Cambridge Analytica has angered users and prompted government investigations. To understand what’s happening now, you have to look back at Facebook’s old policies from 2007 to 2014. WSJ’s Shelby Holliday explains. Illustration: Laura Kammerman (Originally published March 24, 2018)

香蕉视频苹果下载The Federal Trade Commission said it unanimously approved a settlement with an app developer and Cambridge Analytica’s former chief executive officer, who the regulator alleged were deceptive in gathering Facebook users’ personal data.

The settlement prohibits the two—developer Aleksandr Kogan and former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix—“from making false or deceptive statements” about their collection, use, sale or sharing of personal information and their reasons for doing it. Messrs. Kogan and Nix must destroy or delete...

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