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    Undercover video reveals shocking political plots from Trump campaign data firm
    Mar20

    Undercover video reveals shocking political plots from Trump campaign data firm

    A report from Channel 4 News includes undercover video showing officers of Cambridge Analytica, a data firm used by the Trump campaign, talking about dirty political tricks they orchestrate on behalf of their clients. Here’s what the undercover video showed Channel Four investigators sent what appeared to be a political agent from Sri Lanka...

    Vitaliy Shabunin faces jail in Ukraine corruption fight
    Mar20

    Vitaliy Shabunin faces jail in Ukraine corruption fight

    KIEV, UKRAINE — At 33 years old, civil rights activist Vitaliy Shabunin has taken a post at the vanguard of the war against corruption in his native Ukraine. At 34, he might be in prison. Mr. Shabunin, the founder of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, a … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Rebekah Mercer Standing By Cambridge Analytica After Blackmail Scandal
    Mar20

    Rebekah Mercer Standing By Cambridge Analytica After Blackmail Scandal

    Patrick McMullanBillionaire heiress Rebekah Mercer is standing by embattled data firm Cambridge Analytica––at least for now. A person close to Mercer, who sits on the firm’s board, told The Daily Beast she has no immediate plans to leave her post there, despite a bombshell report alleging the company at The Daily Beast. …read more...

    Merkel Hopes Poland Can Satisfy EU Concerns Over Judicial Reform
    Mar20

    Merkel Hopes Poland Can Satisfy EU Concerns Over Judicial Reform

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she hoped authorities in Warsaw would satisfy Europe’s concerns over the rule of law in Poland, as the two countries also faced gaps to bridge over migration and a new gas pipeline. Merkel traveled to Warsaw on her second foreign trip since being sworn in for a fourth term to highlight...

    We spoke with the whistleblower who exposed Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook scam
    Mar20

    We spoke with the whistleblower who exposed Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook scam

    Watch a version of this interview on VICE News Tonight, which airs on HBO weekdays at 7:30 p.m. EST.LONDON — Christopher Wylie played a big role in building one of the most effective political weapons of the digital age. Now he’s trying to make amends. The 28-year-old London-based Canadian is defying a non-disclosure agreement to blow the...

    Undercover investigation claims Cambridge Analytica engages in illegal tactics
    Mar19

    Undercover investigation claims Cambridge Analytica engages in illegal tactics

    Cambridge Analytica’s chief executive officer Alexander Nix (Credit: Getty/Patricia De Melo) Cambridge Analytica, the data firm closely linked to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, reportedly secretly campaigns in many global elections and uses illegal tactics like bribes and sex workers to compromise politicians, ITN Channel 4 News...

    Trump campaign consultants allegedly caught bragging about crooked tactics
    Mar19

    Trump campaign consultants allegedly caught bragging about crooked tactics

    The data-analysis company that did work for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign bragged about going to crooked lengths — including using Ukrainian sex workers, cash bribes and fake IDs — to secretly swing elections, according to a report Monday. Alexander Nix, the chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, was caught on tape boasting to an...

    Q&A: What Putin’s Re-Election Means
    Mar19

    Q&A: What Putin’s Re-Election Means

    Russia held its presidential election on Sunday, with President Vladimir Putin emerging the clear victor. He is now slated to begin a new, six-year term that will take him well into his third decade as head of state. The Daily Signal sat down with Alexis Mrachek of The Heritage Foundation to discuss Sunday’s election and what it means for...

    FAQ: What’s up with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook?
    Mar19

    FAQ: What’s up with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook?

    By Philip Bump | Washington Post Late on Friday, Facebook made an unexpected announcement: The data firm Cambridge Analytica, hyped as integral to President Donald Trump’s election, was suspended from the social network for using data collected improperly from Facebook users. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and...

    Don’t expect a fourth term to make Putin any friendlier to the west
    Mar19

    Don’t expect a fourth term to make Putin any friendlier to the west

    Vladimir Putin scored a resounding victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday, and his campaign spokesman welcomed the good news by thanking an unlikely helper: the nation of Britain, which had spent the last week publicly accusing Moscow of poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil with a chemical weapon. All that drama...