UK data watchdog raids Cambridge Analytica office in London

UK data watchdog raids Cambridge Analytica office in London

Updated March 24, 2018 09:59:06 Photo: The board of Cambridge Analytica has suspended its CEO Alexander Nix. (Reuters: Pedro Nunes) Related Story: Facebook will change your News Feed as Zuckerberg apologises for ‘major breach of trust’ Investigators from Britain’s data watchdog have raided the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the …

CSIRO launches sailing robots to collect scientific data from oceans around Australia

CSIRO launches sailing robots to collect scientific data from oceans around Australia

By Fiona Blackwood Posted March 23, 2018 18:40:41 Photo: The drones don’t need fuel or supplies. (ABC News: Janek Frankowski) Related Story: CSIRO dives deeper than ever before for answers on climate They’re unmanned vehicles of the sea, and they’re heading out on their first solo voyage. The CSIRO has …

Gold Coast council dumps plan to mine Facebook data from Commonwealth Games visitors using free wi-fi

Gold Coast council dumps plan to mine Facebook data from Commonwealth Games visitors using free wi-fi

Posted March 22, 2018 13:01:09 Photo: The free wifi option available on the Gold Coast will no longer require a Facebook login. (ABC News: Elise Kinsella) Related Story: Handing over your Facebook data the price of free wi-fi Related Story: Facebook loses $US35b after massive data breach, tech stocks lead …

Data mining system developed in Adelaide could could predict civil unrest

Data mining system developed in Adelaide could could predict civil unrest

Posted March 22, 2018 17:04:59 While the conversation this week has been around Cambridge Analytica and questions over how our data is being used, a new “smart computer” being built in Adelaide is hoping to use data mining for good, by predicting civil unrest and other major events. Key points …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admits ‘mistakes’ were made in protecting user data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admits ‘mistakes’ were made in protecting user data

Posted March 22, 2018 07:06:53 Mark Zuckerberg has broken his silence on Cambridge Analytica and admitted that Facebook “made mistakes” in protecting its users’ data. “There’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it,” he said in a statement released this morning. Last week Facebook suspended …

Facebook slides as US regulator investigates data breach, Wall Street regains energy

Facebook slides as US regulator investigates data breach, Wall Street regains energy

Updated March 21, 2018 08:31:41 Photo: Facebook shares fell by another 2.6 per cent overnight, as it faces questions about a massive data breach. (Reuters: Thomas Hodel) Related Story: Facebook loses $US35b after massive data breach, tech stocks lead Wall Street sell-off Although Wall Street has recovered from yesterday’s sharp …