The Great Hack brings clarity to Cambridge Analytica scandal

A Netflix documentary on the exploitation of Facebook data by the now defunct political consultancy is a timely warning to the unwary

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
28th July, 2019

Icarus began life as a documentary on its maker’s limited trial use of performance-enhancing drugs, yet ended up being central to the Russian sports doping scandal. Capturing the Friedmans was meant to be about a clown, but took a far darker turn. And the makers of Hoop Dreams could never have expected the radical life changes that its subjects would experience.

The Great Hack, which was released last week on Netflix, gets its...

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