Shocker: Cambridge Analytica scandal touch-paper Aleksandr Kogan tapped Twitter data too - 2018-04-30

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F28.png Shocker: Cambridge Analytica scandal touch-paper Aleksandr Kogan tapped Twitter data too April 30, 2018, Rebecca Hill, The Register

The Cambridge academic at the centre of the Facebook data-harvesting scandal also had access to Twitter data, the social network has confirmed.

Aleksandr Kogan, who developed the app that sucked up the data of users and their friends to sell on to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, had access to Twitter data for one day in 2015.

Twitter said that Kogan's firm, GSR, had "one-time API access to a random sample of public tweets from a five-month period from December 2014 to April 2015".

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{{cite news | first = Rebecca | last = Hill | title = Shocker: Cambridge Analytica scandal touch-paper Aleksandr Kogan tapped Twitter data too | url = https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/30/aleksandr_kogan_also_slurped_twitter_data/ | work = The Register | date = April 30, 2018 | accessdate = October 23, 2020 }}