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Emails reveal rows over Aleksandr Kogan’s ‘get rich quick scheme’ with Facebook data
One of the world’s best universities is coming under increased pressure over how it handled concerns raised about the mass data harvesting at the heart of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, after a cache of emails revealed heated exchanges between senior academics involved.
The May 2014 emails seen by the Guardian reveal staff at Cambridge University, including a departmental director, challenged the psychologist who collated data belonging to more than 50 million Facebook users over his plans to strike a deal with the parent firm of Cambridge Analytica. In one email confronting Aleksandr Kogan, his activities are branded a “get rich quick” scheme.Continue reading...
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:00:25 GMT
Revelations about the depths of Facebook’s failure to protect our data has finally pulled back the curtain, observers say
“Dumb fucks.” That’s how Mark Zuckerberg described users of Facebook for trusting him with their personal data back in 2004. If the last week is anything to go by, he was right.
Since the Observer reported that the personal data of about 50 million Americans had been harvested from Facebook and improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, it has become increasingly apparent that the social network has been far more lax with its data sharing practices than many users realised.Continue reading...
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 09:00:01 GMT
- More than 500,000 expected at biggest protest in Washington
- Over 800 sister marches planned across America and rest of world
- Parkland students guest-edit Guardian US
- Students in DC as special correspondents for Guardian covering march
- ‘We want our voices to be heard’: protesters in their own words
Marjory Stoneman Douglas senior Delaney Tarr just addressed the crowd - after chasing her speech across the stage when it blew away before she could start talking.
“We will continue to fight for our dead friends,” she said. She ran through the students’ demands, including background checks and a ban on assault weapons.
The second speaker, Trevon Bosley, just spoke on behalf of youth in Chicago.
“I’m here to speak for those Chicago youth who feel like their voices have been silenced for far too long.”Continue reading...
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:37:15 GMT
Accusations of social cleansing as housing associations and councils sell to private sector
Tenants opposed to the social cleansing of city centres will protest outside an auction at a luxury hotel where property developers and private landlords will bid for £7.2m worth of former social flats and houses.
Nearly one in 10 of the lots, which are being auctioned by leading estate agent Savills at the Marriott hotel in London’s Grosvenor Square on Monday, are former social housing, with 14 lots being sold by housing associations and six by councils.Continue reading...
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:17:56 GMT
Former shadow Northern Ireland secretary defends call for referendum on final deal with EU
Owen Smith has called Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to sack him from the shadow frontbench a mistake, and defended his choice to break with Labour party policy by calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.
Smith was sacked as the shadow Northern Ireland secretary on Friday evening after writing an article in the Guardian on the issue. He said his decision to openly support a second Brexit vote was based on principle, and that the Labour party was in danger of “sleepwalking” towards adopting a Brexit position that would damage the British economy.Continue reading...
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:34:30 GMT
- Women’s race starts at 4.31pm, men’s at 5.32pm
- Alice Roberts: from state school to the Boat Race
- Send Niall an email or tweet @niallmcveigh
Oxford are doing their best to stay in a competitive race, now four lengths behind as the crews navigate the Barnes bend. This race already looks over as we pass the 10 minute mark, however.
Shapter is urging her team along as they head towards Hammersmith Bridge. Oxford drifted wide around that first bend, and are now close to three lengths back.Continue reading...
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:42:09 GMT
Arnaud Beltrame dies of injuries day after being shot in throat during Trèbes supermarket siege
The French gendarme who was shot after he swapped places with several people being held by a terrorist gunman has died.
The interior minister, Gérard Collomb, announced the death of Lt ColArnaud Beltrame shortly before 6am (French time) on Saturday.Continue reading...
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:14:48 GMT
The adult star who flirted with a Senate run goes public on Sunday night in an interview that could increase the pressure on the president
Stormy Daniels got her start in politics the same way most people get a used dresser – from a post on Craigslist.
“Seeking a female candidate to challenge David Vitter in the Republican primary for the United States Senate in 2010. We are looking for a candidate with a history in some aspect of the adult entertainment industry,” read the ad placed in 2008.Continue reading...
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 05:00:23 GMT
The EU referendum result spurred a life-changing move to a better standard of living for these couples and families
An increasing number of Brits disappointed and angry about the referendum result are opting to start a new life in Europe before the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. They include Vishal Vora, who has quit London for Berlin and says “Britain really seems broken now”, and Liz and Gary Trow, who have relocated to France, saying that their daughter is enjoying a more multicultural environment.
Some of the escapees have been setting up their own businesses, while others have managed to secure equivalent or even better jobs. And some have used this as a chance to make a career switch. And, rather than isolating themselves in the traditional expat enclaves, many are keen to embrace the local communities in their host countries.Continue reading...
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:01:26 GMT
Met Office forecasts freezing temperatures as Britain enters another spring cold spell
Snow and freezing weather could return to parts of the UK in time for Easter if the “beast from the east” returns for a third time.
The Met Office said a white Easter in Scotland and the east coast of England was increasingly likely, with cold air from Scandinavia expected to envelop the country from the middle of next week.Continue reading...
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 13:01:10 GMT