Marketing, Cyber Security Professors Weigh in on Cambridge Analytica Scandal

With all of Cambridge Analytica’s lapses, NYU Tandon professor Justin Cappos, who works heavily in cyber security, warns against placing too much of the blame on the data firm, which he likened to a robber and Facebook to a glaringly insecure bank. “Of course, what Cambridge Analytica did was bad but Facebook set up the rules and the system for how this was all supposed to happen,” Cappos said to WSN. “Facebook isn’t in the business of storing data secretly, they’re in the business of gathering information about you and selling it […] to make as much money as possible.”

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