Score
Title
5601
Arizona teachers vote to strike
16093
FDA Panel Unanimously Backs Cannabis Drug for Severe Epilepsy
58567
Alex Jones, Backtracking, Now Says Sandy Hook Shooting Did Happen
1402
New York officials join the investigation into a veterans 'charity' that spends all that it raises on itself
228
China: Kangaroo dies after zoo visitors throw bricks to make it jump
1642
US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures
2480
Japanese company tricks three Vietnamese trainees in the name of "Technical Intern Training Program" to clean up nuclear waste in Fukushima
6665
Judge asked to force Gov. Snyder to resupply Flint with bottled water
276
Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report
38667
YouTuber faces jail for video forcing homeless man to eat toothpaste-filled Oreos
6065
Upstate NY farmer says ICE officers stormed his farm without a warrant, cuffed him, threw his phone
2669
Yahoo and AOL just gave themselves the right to read your emails (again)
7744
South Korea's Moon says North seeking 'complete denuclearization'
476
Vegan protesters return to restaurant where owner cut, ate deer meat in front of them
1611
Britain to ban sale of plastic straws in bid to fight waste | Reuters
637
Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine
1207
Last caribou in lower 48 US states all but extinct: 'The herd is functionally lost'
1117
Former U.S. Army sniper, 2 other ex-soldiers guilty of killing woman for cash
464
Male contraceptive compound stops sperm without affecting hormones
1318
Last in Queen Elizabeth II's line of corgis dies, says British press
48
Natalie Portman Pulls Out of Genesis Prize Ceremony in Israel Citing 'Recent Events'
820
Michigan School Closed After Confederate Flag Truck Gatherings
511
Inspector General has Referred Findings on McCabe to U.S. Attorney for consideration of Criminal Charges
198
Russian billionaire must hand over US$500 million yacht to ex-wife
282
Two Florida deputies shot and killed; suspect reported dead
25
Camp Hill District Judge calls ICE on Two Couples Getting Married in her Courthouse
1505
MIT engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene.
127
3.6 magnitude earthquake rattles metro Detroit
966
Independence police shot a man on Jan. 30 but won't say who he was or when he died
209
Qualcomm lays off 1,231 San Diego workers
51
East Texas Nurse Charged With Murder for Injecting Air Into Patient's Blood Stream
19
Woman guilty of 'racist' Snap Dogg rap lyric Instagram post
24
Central Berlin to be evacuated due to discovery of unexploded WW2 bomb
121
Babies in Mexico City Show Signs of Alzheimer’s. Blame Air Pollution.
47
Accused MS-13 kingpin arraigned on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges
15
US police have arrested a woman suspected of killing first her husband and then a woman who looked like her in order to steal her identity.
206
ATF: More explosives stolen from worksite than first thought (704 ib)
55489
911 operator who hung up on emergency calls is sentenced to jail
222
David Copperfield forced to reveal magic trick in court
30
Elkhart, Indiana woman wants to come home after she claims she was tricked into joining ISIS
35 PepperMill_NA I would have believed him right up to him claiming that the data wasn't useful. The reports on Cambridge Analytica show that their analysis and output are very good and very well targeted. Looks like he's lying.
71 DonManuel > While at Cambridge Kogan accepted a position at St Petersburg State University, and also took Russian government grants for research. > Kogan laughed off suspicions that he is linked to the Kremlin. He said: “This one is pretty funny … anyone who knows me knows I’m a very happy-go-lucky goofy guy, the last one to have any real links to espionage.” To me that's the real news in this article
34 JonTheBold > He then passed the data to Cambridge Analytica who assured him this was legal, he said. A Cambridge professor who doesn't bother to read the deal he has with Facebook, or check with a lawyer *before* handing over tens of millions of profiles. No wonder he's now blaming everyone else. He doesn't seem to be too wise. And isn't it weird how Russia just keeps popping up in this Trump election story, over and over, even in parts that seemingly have no reason to involve them.
5 Tobias_Ketterburg Maybe corporations should be banned from hoarding massive troves of meta data?
9 dzastrus FB and CA will scratch and claw at everyone and everything as the hill they climbed gets rained on and slippery. Also, FB needs to let us know, right now, of other mining they enabled that upon examination would give anyone concern.
3 Medianmean >Emails reveal Wylie first negotiated with Michal Kosinski, one of the co-authors of the original myPersonality research paper, to use the myPersonality database. But when negotiations broke down, another psychologist, Aleksandr Kogan, offered a solution that many of his colleagues considered unethical. He offered to replicate Kosinski and Stilwell’s research and cut them out of the deal. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/data-war-whistleblower-christopher-wylie-faceook-nix-bannon-trump
6 afisher123 He is using the Senator Cruz explanation / excuse: I was told it was legal. Rats v. sinking ship, while Mercer and Nix have already moved on and created a new secret company: http://www.businessinsider.com/cambridge-analytica-executives-and-mercer-family-launch-emerdata-2018-3
7 xgrayskullx Yeah, he's full of shit. He's contradicting himself with the statements he's making, and to me, that indicates he isn't being truthful. >“The project that Cambridge Analytica has allegedly done, which is use people’s Facebook data for micro-targeting, is the primary use case for most data on these platforms. This is at odds with the later statement: >I personally don’t think micro-targeting is an effective way to use such data sets. If it's not very effective, why is it the primary use-case? Those two statements don't align. Furthermore, I 100% don't believe that an academic tied to a major university is going to be passing on massive data sets to corporate entities. I'm currently collaborating with a researcher associated with a British University, and before we could do anything, she had to receive clearance to do the work as my organization is non-academic. That came along with an MOU and Statement of Work as well. There's no way that, if he passed the data off in a legitimate process, that the agreements wouldn't have been reviewed by at least one lawyer who would have identified that ToS violation in passing the data along. The only reason to avoid that process is if you know you're doing something shady.
2 teary_ayed >hey, you will get this amazing product that costs billions of dollars to run and in return we can sell you to advertisers for micro-targeting’.” I deleted my Facebook account a few years ago, but I do not recall any such assertions in the sign up process. It's possible it was in some fine print somewhere. The internet started out as a bottom-up phenomenon, where the folks who participated did so as enthusiasts. Now, the internet is a top-down command structure which is all about money?
1 Medianmean Plenty of blame to go around.
1 Sinreborn NPR story this morning interviewed the guy. He said he didn't have money for a lawyer to review the deal with CA. Then gets asked if his group was paid and he admits they received 600-700 thousand dollars. This guy is playing the victim card rather poorly.