Former Cambridge Analytica Exec Brittany Kaiser on Why Data is the New Oil

Targeted: My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and How Trump and Facebook Broke Democracy Brittany Kaiser HarperCollins 400 pages | Rs 699 SOME TIME AGO, I reviewed a book by a whistleblower from the tainted political consultant and voter-profiling firm Cambridge Analytica (CA). Christopher Wylie’s Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America was … Continue reading Former Cambridge Analytica Exec Brittany Kaiser on Why Data is the New Oil

How a Few Smart Men Mined and Manipulated Data to Con the World

Book: Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica’s Plot to Break the World Author: Christopher Wylie Publisher: Profile Books 269 pages | Rs 599 Two sentences from its pages capture the spirit of this book by the man who is often called ‘the first great whistleblower from the millennials’s generation’. Here goes one of them: ‘Inside Cambridge Analytica, … Continue reading How a Few Smart Men Mined and Manipulated Data to Con the World

How India Ranked Among Countries that Use ‘Cyber Troops’ to Influence Opinion

ABOUT FIVE YEARS ago, the Indian Government was busy looking for a pool of teenaged hackers to fight off cyber offensives targeted at its strategic installations, including the national power grid, gas pipelines and other public utilities. The reason that Richard Jeffrey Danzig, cyber security adviser to former US President Barack Obama, offered to Open about the … Continue reading How India Ranked Among Countries that Use ‘Cyber Troops’ to Influence Opinion