Christopher Wylie said he has been a target for physical abuse since blowing the whistle on Facebook’s giant data scandal in March.
Wylie rocketed into the public consciousness and became involved in the Brexit debate in Britain, which he said made him vulnerable to attack.
The distinctive data scientist said his life has transformed since going public, and he has had to become comfortable with attention from the media.
Wylie is now doing consulting work for “different authorities in different jurisdictions” to help them identify blind spots on emerging technologies.
He spoke to Business Insider after being named in the UK Tech 100, a ranking of the 100 coolest people in the UK tech industry.
Christopher Wylie, the 29-year-old data scientist who exposed Facebook’s giant data breach, has revealed he has been physically assaulted and followed since blowing the whistle.
Wylie told Business Insider how his life has transformed since going public with evidence that Cambridge Analytica weaponised the data of 50 million Facebook users during the 2016 US presidential election.
Wylie helped build what he describes as “[Trump advisor] Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare mindf–k tool,” which exploited Cambridge Analytica’s haul of Facebook data. But this was not the reason he was targeted.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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