Cambridge Analytica exploited Facebook data with style

It takes oodles of insouciance and ambition to exploit two global institutions in the way that Mr Alexander Nix, chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, has done with Facebook and Cambridge university.

But then they teach self-assurance at Eton College, the school he attended, in common with various British prime ministers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2018, with the headline 'Cambridge Analytica exploited Facebook data with style'. Print Edition | Subscribe