Everyone is talking about Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-linked data firm that harvested 50 million Facebook profiles — here’s what’s going on

Stephen Lam/Reuters Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have been implicated in a massive data breach. Personal data from 50 million profiles is at stake, a former employee warned. The details can be hard to follow, so Business Insider has broken down what’s going on. Facebook and data analytics company Cambridge Analytica (CA) are in hot water […]

OkCupid’s dating profiles will soon push for a ‘real’ name

OkCupid is clearly eager to cast off many dating site traditions. Next on the chopping block: usernames. The service has announced that it will require “real” first names in dating profiles (in a tweet it said “You do not need to use your government name or even your full first name”), starting now with an […]

Asians With “Very Familiar Profiles”

A trove of documents created during a federal investigation into Princeton University offers an unprecedented glimpse at how elite college admissions officers talk about race. Outsiders have long debated how the secretive Ivy League admissions system considers the race of its applicants. Within the schools, such discussions form one of the most closely guarded elements […]

Facebook purges thousands of fake profiles ahead of UK election

Facebook has doubled its efforts to tackle fake news in the UK. As the nation heads towards a snap general election, the company has removed “tens of thousands” of accounts which it believes were involved in the spread of misinformation. The crack-down is attributed to new detection tools, first announced in April, which can spot […]

Obama urged Congress not to repeal Obamacare in his ‘Profiles in Courage’ speech

MSNBC Barack Obama urged Congress not to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Sunday, marking his most significant foray into the healthcare debate since leaving office in January. Obama was accepting the Profiles in Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston when his speech turned to healthcare reform. Without mentioning the ACA […]