Facebook staff had concerns about ‘sketchy’ Cambridge Analytica year before 2016 election

In the emails, Facebook employees discussed for months how they would look into Cambridge Analytica’s practices. A document published by the company containing the emails appears to show the company only learned that Aleksandr Kogan, a developer working for the political data firm, had improperly gathered information on tens of millions of Americans in December […]

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West, Central Africa violence closes 9,000 schools

DAKAR, SENEGAL: Fourteen-year-old Hussaini said he first heard screaming. Then people fired guns, shooting at and killing at least one of his teachers in his northern Burkina Faso village. It’s been more than a year since Hussaini has been to school. “I used to love school, to read, to count and to play during recess,” […]

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A quick US trade deal won’t help Britain avoid Brexit damage, economists say

A possible trade deal with the U.S. will do little to mitigate the impact of Britain leaving the EU without a deal in place, economists have told CNBC. Both the U.K. and U.S. governments have expressed a desire to forge a partial deal on trade as soon as possible after Britain’s anticipated departure from the […]

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Errors in cellphone location evidence force Denmark to review 10,000 verdicts

Errors in cellphone location data have prompted authorities in Denmark to review 10,700 court cases to see if flawed evidence lead to incorrect convictions. The New York Times reports that the issues date back in 2012, and consist of two bugs. The first relates to how raw data from phone companies is converted into evidence […]

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Tom Brady wore a huge hat to preseason game and NFL fans had lots of jokes

Tom Brady, who we all know is the greatest to ever play the position of quarterback, has always been a fashionable guy. Well, maybe not so much during the early part of his career. But he has definitely upped his wardrobe game over the years and has often had fans talking about some, well, interesting […]

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Netflix: O Irlandês, filme de Martin Scorsese, pode chegar aos cinemas

O Netflix e a indústria tradicional de cinema não têm a melhor das relações, já todos o sabemos – porém, parecem estar condenadas a entender-se. Ao que tudo indica, a plataforma de streaming está a fazer um enorme esforço para que O Irlandês, uma das suas produções, liderada pelo lendário Martin Scorsese, seja exibido também […]

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Nicht ganz wie erhofft: Ms. Marvel feiert ihren großen Auftritt – im Videospiel

Schon seit Jahren wünschen sich Marvel-Fans den Einzug von Ms. Marvel ins Film- und/oder Serienuniversum des Comic-Giganten. Jetzt schlägt Kamala Khan endlich auf. Aber nicht im MCU, sondern im Videospiel von Square Enix. Ja, das ist Kamala Khan Über 18 Minuten Gameplay aus Marvel’s Avengers wurden im Rahmen der gamescom 2019 veröffentlicht und dieses Material […]

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Best gaming chairs we’ve sat in for 2019 – CNET

Sarah Tew/CNET A dedicated gaming chair is the one piece of gaming gear you secretly want, but that your partner, spouse or parent would definitely not approve of. But if you’re in the market for the best gaming chair, actually choosing one can be confusing. Many console gaming chairs look the same, and they offer […]

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When Swimming As a Muslim Woman Becomes A Political Act

Photos by Kholood Eid LONG BRANCH, N.J. –– Manar Hussein stood in the sand and faced the blue Atlantic Ocean, as the water hit her toes over and over in waves. The 27-year-old Muslim woman had not been to the beach in years, despite living in a state with over 40 beaches. Ever since she […]

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Electoral College Members Can Defy Voters’ Wishes, Court Rules

In a ruling that kicks at the foundation of how America chooses presidents, a federal appeals court on Tuesday said members of the Electoral College, who cast the actual votes for president, may choose whomever they please regardless of a state’s popular vote. The ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th […]

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HP CEO steps down over ‘family health matter’

In its third quarter earnings report, HP said Weisler — who has served as company CEO since 2015 — will be returning home to Australia but will remain at the company through January 2020. He will stay on its board of directors until Spring 2020. Enrique Lores, president of HP’s imaging, will take over as […]

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AGO buys Caillebotte masterpiece at centre of years-long export battle

The Art Gallery of Ontario has acquired a French impressionist painting that had been barred from leaving the country because of its “national importance.” Gustave Caillebotte’s 1892 masterpiece Blue Irises, Garden at Petit Gennevilliers, depicts a scene from the French artist’s own garden. It will be on display starting Saturday. It was purchased with the […]

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Pentagon chief confirms death of Qaeda’s Hamza bin Laden

WASHINGTON: US secretary of defense Mark Esper has confirmed the death of Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. “That’s my understanding,” Esper said in an interview late Wednesday with Fox News, when asked if Hamza bin Laden was dead. “I don’t have the details on that. And […]

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Sterling rises as Germany’s Merkel comments on possible Brexit solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the 100-years anniversary celebration of prosthesis maker Ottobock SE in Duderstadt, Germany, February 18, 2019. Ralph Orlowski | Reuters Sterling hit a three-week high against the dollar Thursday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a solution to the Irish “backstop” is possible before the October 31 Brexit deadline. “I […]

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Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and every Premier League team’s top prospect this season

After the thrilling breakthrough of Callum Hudson-Odoi captured the potential and impatience of the Premier League‘s young talent on the fringes, The Independent takes a look at a player from every club who are yet to make a top-flight appearance in their fledgeling careers thus far. The likes of Chelsea‘s Reece James is all but guaranteed to get his […]

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Bose’s new Portable Home Speaker offers Google Assistant, Alexa, and AirPlay 2

Bose just announced a surprise product: the Portable Home Speaker, a $349 speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that supports Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect. The new speaker looks a lot like a next-generation version of the company’s SoundLink Revolve+ from 2017, with a similar conical design for 360-degree sound output and […]

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Estreias da Semana – 22 de agosto

Depois de Era Uma Vez em… Hollywood ter tirado finalmente o Rei Leão do topo das receitas em Portugal, chega-nos mais uma semana de estreias aos cinemas portugueses. A partir de hoje, os cinéfilos podem finalmente assistir ao filme sobre a vida e obra de António Variações, um dos maiores ícones da música portuguesa, bem […]

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Matrix 4 offiziell: Rückkehr von Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Anne Moss bestätigt

Keanu Reeves und Carrie-Anne Moss prägten die Matrix-Reihe. Dass sie für einen vierten Teil zurückkehren, hielten viele dennoch nicht für möglich. Ja, noch nicht mal Matrix 4. Nachdem sich seit Monaten Gerüchte hielten, etwas geschehe in der Welt von Matrix, ist es jetzt offiziell: Matrix 4 hat grünes Licht und kommt mit Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne […]

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Andrew Coyne: It’s the election laws at fault, not Elections Canada

To listen to the squawking, you’d have thought Elections Canada had cancelled the election. Or at least forbidden environmental groups to participate in it. Or at least told them they could not advise the public of the threat posed by climate change — for many of them, their raison d’être. Or at least — you […]

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How to livestream D23 expo: Disney, Marvel announcements – CNET

The Mouse House will have plenty of news coming out of D23. Disney Disney’sD23 Expois kicking off on Friday, Aug. 23 in Anaheim. The annual fan event divulging news about Disney and all its properties is, sadly, sold out. But the good news is Disney is livestreaming several of its panels. Though those select panels […]

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