Robert Mercer

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Alexander Nix (centre), former CEO of Cambridge Analytica.

Investors who backed a rebranding of Cambridge Analytica are in a stand-off with former chief executive Alexander Nix after he allegedly withdrew more(...)

Save the 8th: the anti-abortion group has hired Kanto, a British data-analytics and political-campaigning company run by Thomas Borwick. Photograph: save8.ie

If you like my stuff you’re an ignoramus. Many people would agree with this as a general proposition, but I mean it in a more specific sense. If you’v(...)

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(...)

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie  who helped found the data firm Cambridge Analytica and worked there until 2014, in London, on March 12th, 2018. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Hilary Osborne takes a closer look at the company that has hit the headlines after it was revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested. (...)

US president Donald Trump and former chief strategist Steve Bannon: leaks have caussed a very angry and public split. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Every American president gets his book and no town likes a tell-all more than Washington. So next week’s publication of journalist Michael Wolff’s Fir(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: dismissive of the idea that social media and artificial intelligence could be used for global domination. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The idea of Mark Zuckerberg running for president was always sort of scary. But now it’s really scary, given what we’ve discovered about the power of (...)

Stephen Bannon, who left his role as Donald Trump’s chief strategist last Friday.  The president believed that Bannon had been leaking unauthorised stories about infighting inside the administration for months before he ultimately took action.  Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, told Stephen Bannon in late July that he needed to go: No need for it to get messy, Kelly told Bannon,(...)

Sarah Kendzior has become a must-follow journalist, as her deeply unsettling predictions about how things will unfold as Trump mimics other authoritarian leaders continue to come to pass.

There was a time during Donald Trump’s election campaign and in the immediate aftermath of his win when the tweets of certain journalists sounded like(...)

White House strategist Steve Bannon (right) with national security adviser HR McMaster. Bannon is said to have told friends and associates that he needs to pick his battles carefully. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump’s grenade-lobbing pugilist of a chief strategist, has a fitting nickname for his West Wing office: “The war roo(...)

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