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Tyagi, shortly after the Facebook data theft controversy broke, told The Wire that SCL and Cambridge Analytica would use their experience and the work they had done in India to pad up their resume while "pitching to a big client". And He was paid by an Indian origin billionaire who wanted Congress to loose.

"Note has also been taken of alleged claims whereby elections in India were sought to be influenced through questionable means". Avneesh Rai says it was him who took this office space on rent in 2008 and continued to use it till 2011.

The Ghaziabad-headquartered company had branches across the country, including in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cuttack, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Patna and Pune.

Christopher Wylie, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica turned whistleblower said on Tuesday that the company had worked extensively in India and believed it was employed by the Congress party during his evidence before a United Kingdom parliamentary committee investigating the issue of fake news. Silvester told the Times Colonist, that "AggregateIQ has never been, and is not a part of, Cambridge Analytica or [its parent firm] SCL".

"I'm not an introvert", Janice said.

"I got caught up in my own curiosity, in the work I was doing".

"Today the whistleblower Christopher Wylie has confirmed that Cambridge Analytica worked with Congress".

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Common Cause has called for the FEC and the Department of Justice to investigate and impose appropriate sanctions on Cambridge Analytica for election law violations.

"I've been getting a lot of requests from Indian journalists, so here are some of SCL's past projects in India", Wylie tweeted. Given how it has been losing election after election since then, and losing badly, it is unlikely that it had an aggressive political consultant like SCL/Cambridge Analytica, which works mostly with conservative parties.

The author's name and firm is redacted, but the memo discusses how far could Cambridge Analytica, a British company, could participate in United States elections, given that donations and contributions by foreign nationals are banned.

Quizzed by MPs about the Facebook data harvesting scandal, the tech specialist said that Dan Muresan died amid reports that a deal he was working on went "sour" in 2012.

Last week, BuzzFeed said, Allen told the news outlet that Wylie "has not worked for Republican clients since leaving [Cambridge Analytica]" and that Eunoia had "no data or assets". "This is a company that has gone around the world and undermined the democratic process".

Meanwhile, questions have been raised about Cambridge Analytica's involvement in other election campaigns. "We have a responsibility to protect your data - and if we can't, then we don't deserve to serve you", he said in a Facebook post. The defendants in the case are all non-US citizens.

The Indian National Congress has, however, denied Wylie's claim. Federal Election Commission records show they also were hired by a slew of other Republicans candidates and political action committees over the 2014 and 2016 election cycles, including those tied to President Trump's incoming national security adviser John Bolton. But members of IPAC say the claim is "absolutely false". More and more social media experts are saying, no matter the precautions, the days of true privacy protection are over.

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