How Facebook got into a mess and why it cant get out of it

April 20, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg will be drag before Congress this week. Hell apologise but his company doesnt know how to change its label of surveillance capitalism Ponder this … and sob. The United States, theoretically a ripen democracy of 327 million souls, is ruled by a 71 -year-old unstable narcissist with a serious social media habit. And the lawmakers of this republic have hauled up before them a 34 -year-old lily-white male,…

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Former Cambridge Analytica exec says she wants lies to stop

April 20, 2018

Brittany Kaiser talks about her time inside the controversial political data firm and why she is speaking out now It was the summer of 2007. Brittany Kaiser was still not 21, but she was one of a handful of full-time workers in the small digital crew for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, uploading photographs of the Illinois senator to something called a Facebook page. At the next desk was another activist…

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Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

April 3, 2018

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters How Cambridge Analyticas algorithms grew likes into a political tool The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant’s biggest ever data infringes, and used them to build a powerful software…

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Cambridge Analytica boasts of dirty tricks to swing elections

April 3, 2018

Bosses tell undercover reporters how honey nets, spies and fake news can be used to help clients The company at the center of the Facebook data infringe boasted of using honey nets, fake news campaigns and runnings with ex-spies to swing electoral campaign of all the countries, a new investigation reveals. Executives from Cambridge Analytica spoke to undercover reporters from Channel 4 News about the dark artistries used by the…

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Russian Roulette review: as Joe Biden said, ‘If this is true, it’s treason’

April 2, 2018

Michael Isikoff and David Corn lay bare the evidence that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have been striving to collaborate for years Whenever I finish a book like Russian Roulette, I ask myself the same question: why is anyone still debating whether there was collusion between the Russians and Donald Trump? Like obsolete “. Trump began visiting Moscow in 1987 and his on again, off again effort to build a…

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Facebook: is it time we all deleted our accounts?

April 2, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica revelations may be the final nudge we need to turn away from the social network. And its just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to large-scale tech reaping private information Sorry to break it to you, but you are probably a” dumb fucking “. This is according to statements by a young Mark Zuckerberg anyway. Back in 2004, when a 19 -year-old Zuckerberg had just…

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Russia blocks UN resolution on eastern Ghouta ceasefire

March 14, 2018

Reports of civilian casualties in Syrian rebel enclave are mass psychosis, envoy claims Russia has blocked a UN resolution that would have established a 30 -day ceasefire and humanitarian deliveries in east Ghouta, went on to say that widespread reporting of heavy civilian casualties in the besieged area on the leading edge of the Syrian capital, Damascus, was a product of” mass psychosis “. The Russian emissary to the UN,…

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Trump in Twitter spat with woman who accused him of sexual harassment

March 14, 2018

Rachel Crooks has urged US president to liberate security footage of an encounter she says they had in Trump Tower in 2006 The US president has engaged in a Twitter fight with a woman who has accused him of forcibly kissing her when she worked at Trump Tower in 2006. Rachel Crooks’ allegations against Donald Trump in an section headlined” Is anyone listening? This Trump accuser preserves requesting herself that….

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Debt for dolphins: Seychelles creates huge marine parks in world-first finance scheme

March 2, 2018

An innovative exchange of sovereign debt for marine preservation, backed by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, could pave the way to saving large-scale swaths of the worlds oceans The tropical island commonwealth of Seychelles is to create two big brand-new marine parks in return for a great amount of its national debt being written off, in the first scheme of its kind in the world. The novel fiscal engineering, effectively…

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The epic failure of our age: how the west let down Syria

February 23, 2018

The seven-year conflict has celebrated a tip-off phase in the balance of influence between the US and Russia, and has triggered a strategic calamity whose ramifications are still playing out Syria The Observer The seven-year conflict has differentiated a tip-off point in the balance of strength between the US and Russia, and has triggered a strategic disaster whose ramifications are still playing out Simon Tisdall Share on Google+ Share on…

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Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI

February 18, 2018

Exclusive: memo written by former writer Cody Shearer independently sets out some of the allegations made by ex-spy Christopher Steele Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI Nick Hopkins Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Democrat criticize Trump over absence of Russian sanctions- video

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Donald Trump cancels London visit amid protest fears

February 1, 2018

President will not open brand-new US embassy next month, with secretary of state Rex Tillerson likely to take his place Donald Trump has nullified a visit to Britain next month to open the new US embassy in London, amid concerns over mass protests. The president claimed on Twitter that the reason for calling off the journey was his anger at Barack Obama having sold the present embassy for “peanuts” and…

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Trump Tower meeting with Russians ‘treasonous’, Bannon says in explosive book

January 15, 2018

Former White House strategist quoted in Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff, as saying: Theyre going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 electoral campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book visualized by the Guardian. Natalia Veselnitskaya at…

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‘This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions’: Dutch reporters confront new US envoy

January 14, 2018

Pete Hoekstra, who imparted excruciating interview last year in which he described his own terms as fake news, frictions with correspondents on first day in job The new US ambassador to the Netherlands- in trouble over a fake news scandal- clashed on Wednesday with Dutch reporters who told him:” This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions .” On his first official period in the number of jobs, Pete…

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Trumps Bannon outburst removes any shred of presidential decorum | Richard Wolffe

January 11, 2018

This latest playground brawl are inevitably signify the end of any brand-new year hopes for a return to sanity or normalcy The sight of Donald Trump squabbling with his former strategist Steve Bannon carries a remarkable similarity to two ferrets negotiating the inside of a bag. It seems the two men who engineered the “populist” takeover of the White House are rather less popular with each other than they used…

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Saudi-led airstrikes kill 68 civilians in one day of Yemen’s ‘absurd’ war

January 3, 2018

United Nations condemn mounting casualties after intensive air campaigns and says conflict has no military solution Sixty-eight Yemeni civilians were killed in two air raid by the Saudi-led coalition in one day, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Yemen has said, as he condemned what he described as” an absurd and futile conflict “. Jamie McGoldrick’s unusually direct criticism came in an update citing initial reports from the UN human rights…

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