Probe of tech giant and Cambridge Analytica widens

New agencies join Facebook Cambridge Analytica investigation expand scope report

New agencies join Facebook Cambridge Analytica investigation expand scope report

The inclusion of a number of these agencies suggests the wide-ranging nature of the investigation, the Washington Post reported citing five people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The Post suggests that the focus of this investigation is on how truthful Facebook has been about its disclosures.

The FTC is looking into the possibility that by allowing Kogan to use his app to acquire data on Facebook users without permission, the company violated a Consent Decree it signed in 2011 promising not to allow members' personal information to be shared without their consent.

When Wylie came forward with allegations that Cambridge Analytica misused the data, Facebook told CNN that it was investigating Chancellor's involvement in the scandal. Facebook co-founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent two days in April testifying to Senate and House committees.

British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica - which worked on a number of political campaigns, including that of U.S. President Donald Trump - obtained the data through a quiz called thisisyourdigitallife. Foremost among these tools is enforcement action against companies that fail to honor their privacy promises, including to comply with Privacy Shield, or that engage in unfair acts that cause substantial injury to consumers in violation of the FTC Act.

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Mr Bradnick added: "All the right checks were done - breathing, pulse - so the patient was declared deceased". A morgue worker then later found the woman was breathing in the mortuary fridge.

"We are cooperating with officials in the US, UK and beyond", a Facebook spokesman said in a statement. "We've provided public testimony, answered questions, and pledged to continue our assistance as their work continues", a Facebook representative told Reuters.

According to Justice Department sources, Facebook is being investigated because the agencies want to learn more about what Facebook knew back in 2015 and why there have been discrepancies between what Facebook was doing in private and telling the public in other recent accounts.

Facebook stock fell roughly 1.5 percent after-hours on Monday after the Post report went live.

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