Cambridge Analytica


Meta agrees to pay US$725 mil over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The settlement brings Meta a step closer to resolving the 2018 suit brought by Facebook users.

Investing ideas

Facebook faces advertising boycott, but valuations still compelling

Since January, Facebook has been facing a lot more quitters. And these quitters are companies which have announced that they no longer wish to advertise on Facebook.

Data privacy

End of data's 'Golden Age'

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal that broke a year ago underscored the value and vulnerability of personal data in the internet age. Twelve months and many promises later, the public remains unconvinced about privacy protections amid a wave of dat

In print this week

Does Facebook's data breach spell the beginning of the end for digital advertising?

SINGAPORE (May 4): Advertising on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook may come under threat in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.


Singapore favours ‘organic’ policy in move toward open banking

(Apr 12): Singapore wants its lenders to share data with financial technology and other non-bank firms, but doesn’t plan to force the issue, according to a central bank official.


Facebook says data leak hits 87 million users, widening privacy scandal

(Apr 5): Facebook said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 5

Broker's Calls

Is Facebook a buying opportunity after the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

SINGAPORE (Apr 3): Phillip Capital believes the Cambridge Analytica scandal has provided investors with a good opportunity to pick up Facebook (FB) at a discount.

In print this week

How Trump consultants exploited the Facebook data of millions

(Mar 26): As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem. The firm had secured a US$15 million investment from Robert Mercer, the wealthy Republican donor, and wooed h

Zuckerberg's response doesn't 'cut it', Facebook critics say

(Mar 22): Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence on the crisis over political-advertising firm Cambridge Analytica’s access to user data on the social network, outlining concrete steps the company is taking to make sure such a leak doesn’