A researcher at the centre of a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of nearly 100 million Facebook users has told the UK parliament the work he did was not useful for micro-targeted adverts that would be needed to sway an election. David Pollard reports.
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An anonymous reader shares a report: A patent filed by the social network describes how personality characteristics, including emotional stability, could be determined from people's messages and status updates. The firm is currently embroiled in a privacy scandal over the use of its data by a
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Aleksandr Kogan said dataset he compiled would be of little help
Facebook is currently embroiled in a data scandal controversy involving 87 million users.
Facebook has become embroiled in fresh controversy amid claims that the social network considered profiling user personalities in order to better target adverts. The first anyone knew of the aborted project was a 2012 patent filed by the platform in which it described how factors such as emotional