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Silicon Valley’s Giants Take Their Talent Hunt to Cambridge

Image The world’s tech powers have moved to Cambridge, England — including Microsoft, in the building at left — snapping up engineers and researchers, particularly in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence.CreditBenjamin Quinton for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Silicon Valley’s Giants Take Their Talent ...

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Cambridge Analytica to File for Bankruptcy After Misuse of Facebook Data

Cambridge Analytica to File for Bankruptcy After Misuse of Facebook Data Image Cambridge Analytica’s offices in London in March. The firm became embroiled in a data harvesting scandal on Facebook that compromised the personal information of up to 87 million people.CreditAndy Rain/EPA, via Shutterstock The embattled political consulting firm Cambridge ...

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The Cambridge Analytica Data Apocalypse Was Predicted in 2007

In the early 2000s, Alex Pentland was running the wearable computing group at the MIT Media Lab—the place where the ideas behind augmented reality and Fitbit-style fitness trackers got their start. Back then, it was still mostly folks wearing computers in satchels and cameras on their heads. “They were basically ...

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