Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

A researcher at the centre of a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of nearly 100 million Facebook users said on Tuesday that the work he did(...)

Facebook’s move has shone a fresh spotlight on the work of Cambridge  university’s Psychometrics Centre, which was already at risk of becoming embroiled in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook has suspended another data analytics firm with links to Cambridge university pending an investigation into the potential leak of personal dat(...)

Kim Kardashian West: researchers  figured out how to tie your interest in Kardashian West to certain personality traits.  Photograph Mike Segar/Reuters

Perhaps at some point in the past few years you’ve told Facebook that you like, say, Kim Kardashian West. When you hit the thumbs-up button on her pag(...)

Facebook said on March 20th it is ‘outraged’ by misuse of data by Cambridge Analytica. Photograph: Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that Facebook “made mistakes” in its dealings with Cambridge Analytica as one of the social media giant’s former employee(...)

Alexander Nix, who was suspended on Tuesday night as chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, boasted about offering bribes to smear clients’ political opponents and using “beautiful Ukrainian women” to entrap them. Photograph:  PA

Britain’s Information Commissioner has sought an urgent warrant to access the servers of Cambridge Analytica, the consulting firm accused of harvestin(...)

Facebook has said it was told that all parties involved in the Cambridge Analytica affair had deleted the data they gathered. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters.

What is this Cambridge Analytica/Facebook story all about? Cambridge Analytica, an associated company of the British behavioural research firm Strat(...)

Max Schrems, who in August 2011 flagged the loophole that allowed apps installed by users of Facebook to ‘harvest’ data from their friends without their direct knowledge or explicit consent.

A loophole that led to a political data firm using unauthorised information collected from Facebook users in Donald Trump’s campaign was raised with a(...)

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Mark Zuckerberg should appear before British MPs and “stop hiding behind his Facebook page”, a politician has said, after it was revealed a British da(...)