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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Revealed: Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians
    Mar19

    Revealed: Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians

    Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica – the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump’s presidential victory – have been secretly filmed saying they could entrap politicians in compromising situations with bribes and Ukrainian sex workers. In an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News, the company’s chief executive...

    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...

    Russia Launches Military Exercises In Crimea, Abkhazia, Day After Presidential Vote
    Mar19

    Russia Launches Military Exercises In Crimea, Abkhazia, Day After Presidential Vote

    Russian armed forces have launched large-scale military exercises in southern parts of the country, including the Russian-occupied regions in Georgia and the annexed Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ex-Trump Consultant and Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix Offered to Blackmail Politicians With Prostitutes
    Mar19

    Ex-Trump Consultant and Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix Offered to Blackmail Politicians With Prostitutes

    GettyLONDON—Executives from at The Daily Beast. …read more Source: The Daily...

    British sting reveals how Trump’s IT firm used sex workers and bribes to fix political races
    Mar19

    British sting reveals how Trump’s IT firm used sex workers and bribes to fix political races

    Britain’s Channel 4 conducted a lengthy sting operation on the strategic data firm that helped get Donald Trump elected. And what they found was a company that used sex, bribery and blackmail to get what they want. Channel 4 launched their investigation after interviewing former Cambridge Analytica research director Christopher Wylie. It...