Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament – TechCrunch

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Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the political consultancy firm at the center of a storm about mishandled Facebook users data, has backed out of re-appearing in front of the UK parliament for a second time. Nix had been scheduled to take questions from the DCMS committee that’s probing online misinformation tomorrow afternoon. In a
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UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch

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The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways
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How Facebook gives an asymmetric advantage to negative messaging – TechCrunch

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Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor Facebook co-founder says its rise reveals the fault lines destroying the “American Dream” 2018 might be Amazon’s year to
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Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally – TechCrunch

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Facebook is facing calls from consumer groups to make the European Union’s incoming GDPR data protection framework the “baseline standard for all Facebook services”. The update to the bloc’s data protection framework is intended to strengthen consumers’ control over how their personal data is used by bolstering transparency and consent requirements, and beefing up penalties
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Facebook data misuse scandal affects “substantially” more than 50M, claims Wylie – TechCrunch

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Chris Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee turned whistleblower whose revelations about Facebook data being misused for political campaigning has wiped billions off the share price of the company in recent days and led to the FTC opening a fresh investigation, has suggested the scale of the data leak is substantially larger than has been
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Zuckerberg refuses UK parliament summons over Fb data misuse – TechCrunch

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So much for ‘We are accountable‘; Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined a summons from a UK parliamentary committee that’s investigating how social media data is being used, and — as recent revelations suggest misused — for political ad targeting. The DCMS committee wrote to Zuckerberg on March 20 — following newspaper reports based on
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Cambridge Analytica’s Nix recalled by fake news probe – TechCrunch

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Stock up on the popcorn — the currently suspended CEO of the firm at the center of a data handling and political ad-targeting storm currently embroiling Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, has been recalled by a UK parliamentary committee that’s running a probe into the impact of fake news because it’s unhappy with the quality of his
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Ireland demands border assurance before Brexit transition deal

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World The Irish government demanded on Monday that the European Union ensure Britain is not “backsliding” on an interim accord about the Northern Ireland border before EU leaders offer London a deal on a transition period at a summit on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Anti-Brexit campaigners, Borders Against Brexit protest outside Irish Government buildings in Dublin,
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