Facebook’s surveillance machine

In 2014, Cambridge Analytica, a voter-profiling company that would later provide services for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, reached out with a request on Amazon.com’s “Mechanical Turk” platform, an online marketplace where people around the world contract with others to perform various tasks. Cambridge Analytica was looking for people who were American Facebook users. It offered to pay them to download and use a personality quiz app on Facebook called thisisyourdigitallife.

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Get hyped: Duke basketball is off to Omaha for the Sweet 16

The Duke Blue Devils men's basketball teams faces a familiar ACC foe as they meet the Syracuse Orange in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday night, March 23, 2018.
Kevin Keister