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Campaigns sidestep Cambridge Analytica crackdown with new methods

“Your early vote has not been recorded,” one text message said, with a link for more information.

Other messages tell voters they are not registered, or offer unverified information about a political opponent.

Fraudulent messages like these are drawing attention as political campaigns ramp up data collection and voter targeting using their own technology to circumvent restrictions imposed by social media platforms following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook barred apps which scraped data on users and their contacts after revelations about the now-defunct British consulting group. But in response, President Donald Trump’s campaign and some activist groups are using their own methods.

“What we are seeing is almost more potent than in 2016,” said Samuel Woolley, a University of Texas professor who leads propaganda research at the school’s Center for Media Engagement

Woolley’s team, which examined messages such as the above-referenced ones, found that the Trump mobile app, and to

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Cambridge Analytica ‘Did Not Influence Brexit Referendum’

Cambridge Analytica’s harvesting of Facebook data didn’t affect the UK’s Brexit referendum as the data related to US rather than British voters, an investigation has concluded.

According to a report from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), parent company SCL and Global Science Research – which obtained the data of Facebook users and their friends through a quiz app – appear to have considered targeting UK voters, but abandoned the idea.

“From my review of the materials recovered by the investigation I have found no further evidence to change my earlier view that SCL/CA were not involved in the EU referendum campaign in the UK – beyond some initial enquiries made by SCL/CA in relation to UKIP data in the early stages of the referendum process,” writes information commissioner Elizabeth Denham.

“This strand of work does not appear to have then been taken forward by SCL/CA.”

The report concludes a

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Cambridge tech scene questions Nvidia’s commitment to an A.I. lab after $40 billion Arm deal

  • Nvidia said it would set up a new artificial intelligence lab in Cambridge when it announced that it plans to acquire Arm for $40 billion. 
  • However, people at the heart of the Cambridge tech scene are confused as to why they haven’t heard more about Nvidia’s plans and some are questioning whether the company is really committed to the project. 
  • Nvidia insisted that the A.I. lab is going ahead as planned. 



Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of Nvidia Corp., speaks during the company's event at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.


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Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of Nvidia Corp., speaks during the company’s event at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

LONDON – Technologists at the heart of the technology scene in Cambridge, one of Britain’s academic powerhouses, are questioning Nvidia’s commitment to a new artificial intelligence (AI) lab in the city, with some wondering whether it will ever come to fruition.

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Cambridge tech scene questions Nvidia’s commitment to an A.I. lab

Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of Nvidia Corp., speaks during the company’s event at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

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LONDON – Technologists at the heart of the technology scene in Cambridge, one of Britain’s academic powerhouses, are questioning Nvidia’s commitment to a new artificial intelligence (AI) lab in the city, with some wondering whether it will ever come to fruition.

The U.S. chipmaker said it would set up a world-class AI research center” when it announced its $40 billion acquisition of rival firm Arm earlier this month. At the time, Nvidia pledged to invest in a “state-of-the-art, Arm-powered AI supercomputer, training facilities for developers and a start-up incubator.”

But computer scientists in Cambridge are curious as to why they haven’t heard anything about the new center.

Neil Lawrence, professor of

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Former Cambridge Analytica boss banned from running companies

Alexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica, center, arrives at the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London, Britain, March 20, 2018.

Henry Nicholls | Reuters

LONDON — Alexander Nix, the former chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, has been banned from running limited companies in Britain for seven years. 

The U.K. Insolvency Service announced the decision Thursday, saying Nix permitted companies to offer potentially unethical services to prospective clients. The 45-year-old, who lives in West London, has agreed not to take any holding company directorships from early next month.

Limited companies in the U.K. restrict the liability of the people that run them, and are similar to corporations in the U.S.

In addition to being a Cambridge Analytica director, the Eton-educated entrepreneur was also a director at parent company SCL Elections.

The Insolvency Service said the ban was issued on the basis that Nix caused or permitted SCL Elections to offer

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Cambridge Technology Renews the AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program

ATLANTA, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cambridge Technology Inc, today announced renewal into the robust Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program for the fifth consecutive year.” data-reactid=”12″ATLANTA, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cambridge Technology Inc, today announced renewal into the robust Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program for the fifth consecutive year.

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AWS MSP Partner Program is an elite partner category requiring continued focus and distinguished capabilities along with continued investment in developing skills and commitment to deliver customer value. The program also recognizes and validates the leading APN Consulting Partners at providing full lifecycle solutions to the customers. AWS MSPs provide the expertise, guidance, and services to help you through each stage the Cloud Adoption Journey: Plan & Design > Build & Migrate > Run & Operate > Optimize.” data-reactid=”25″The AWS

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Cambridge Technology Inc Achieves AWS SaaS Competency Status

Achieving the AWS SaaS Competency differentiates Cambridge Technology as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that possess deep domain expertise in both of the following core SaaS categories – Design Services, and Builders. APN Consulting Partners in the Design Services category, have expertise in designing and implementing complex cloud-native SaaS solutions with AWS infrastructure. APN Consulting Partners in the Builders category, have deep expertise in building cloud-native SaaS applications via software development. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise in designing and building SaaS solutions seamlessly on AWS.

Cambridge Technology is proud to be one of the first APN partners to achieve AWS SaaS Competency status,” said Nitin Tyagi, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions. “Our team has been helping companies achieve their SaaS goals for over a decade by leveraging our agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that Cambridge Technology and AWS provides.”

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