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    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...

    Cambridge Analytica bragged about using fake news, bribes, and Ukranian hookers to influence elections
    Mar19

    Cambridge Analytica bragged about using fake news, bribes, and Ukranian hookers to influence elections

    An undercover sting by Channel 4 News has revealed that executives from Cambridge Analytica boasted that they could entrap politicians with Ukrainian sex workers, offer bribes to public officials, and use former spies to dig dirt on political opponents. The report reveals CEO Alexander Nix and other Cambridge Analytica executives admitting to...

    Israeli mayor refuses to deliver remarks in Poland censored under new Holocaust law
    Mar19

    Israeli mayor refuses to deliver remarks in Poland censored under new Holocaust law

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli mayor canceled his participation in a ceremony with the mayor of the Polish town of Radomsko after the speech he was to deliver to Israeli high school students was censored by local authorities. Eli Dukorsky, mayor of the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Bialik, refused to deliver the censored speech and the ceremony...

    Russian Forces Launch Large-Scale Artillery Drill in Crimea
    Mar19

    Russian Forces Launch Large-Scale Artillery Drill in Crimea

    The country’s armed forces have rallied 8,000 troops for the drills across 19 training ranges, including two breakaway regions in neighboring Georgia. …read more Source:...

    Report: Pilot blamed by Russia for MH17 crash commits suicide
    Mar19

    Report: Pilot blamed by Russia for MH17 crash commits suicide

    The pilot was described by Ukraine as a war hero, but Russia accused him of shooting down MH-17 …read more Source:...