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Cambridge Analytica-linked Kogan collected Facebook users’ private messages

The developer of the quiz app Cambridge Analytica used to collect the data of some 87 million Facebook users also had access to their private messages, according to a warning sent by the social media giant to affected users. Through Aleksandr Kogan’s “This Is Your Digital Life” app, the Cambridge University researcher was able to collect the data, which was ...

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Late Saudi Prince owed French firm $110,000 for private porn shoots, lawsuit claims

A French court heard that Saudi Prince Saud al-Faisal had a penchant for commissioning private porn films. A producer claims that when he passed away in 2015, the Saudi left the company out of pocket to the tune of $ 110,000. Prince Saud al-Faisal, who served as Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister for 40 years until his death, was a regular ...

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FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls ‘total witch hunt’

FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) claims to have had an affair with Trump a decade ago, and was paid $ 130,000 in the weeks before the 2016 election to keep ...

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Amazon introduces new private certificate feature

At the Amazon Summit in San Francisco today, the company announced a new cloud service that enables organizations to create and manage private certificates in the cloud. While the Summit wasn’t chock full of announcements like the annual re:Invent conference, it did offer some new services like the beefing up the AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) with an all-new Private Certificate ...

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Russian government rejects bill on private military contractors

The Russian government has rejected a bill regulating the work of private military companies, prepared by leftist party Fair Russia, saying that the document in its existing form is unconstitutional. The review of the draft quoted by Interfax on Tuesday says that paragraphs regulating the work of private military and military-security companies are not in line with the part of ...

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Twitter launches Bookmarks, a private way to save tweets

Twitter today is publicly launching its “Bookmarks” feature, which has been in testing since late last year, following the company’s HackWeek project dubbed #SaveForLater. A desire to save content for later reading is something people have asked for because of how much news circulates across Twitter, often including links to longer articles you don’t have time to read in the ...

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Thousands of Americans jailed for debts chased by private collectors

An estimated 77 million Americans have a debt that has been transferred to a private collection agency. Thousands have ended up in jail over debts as small as $ 28, with African-Americans and Hispanics the most affected. The findings come from a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) spanning 26 states and Puerto Rico, published on Wednesday. ...

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Private Facebook pictures admissible as evidence — NY Court of Appeals

A Manhattan woman must turn over her Facebook photos marked private to be used as evidence in litigation. The New York Court of Appeals voted 7-0 to reinstate a judge’s ruling. NY Chief Judge Janet DiFiore deemed it appropriate to disclose materials that contained “material and necessary” evidence. The court’s ruling based its decision on DiFiore’s assessment that it was ...

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Russia eyeing private military companies market with new legalization bid

Russian MPs are expected within weeks to submit a new draft law regulating private military companies. There is a global market for such services, and some argue Russia is missing out by keeping citizens in a legal minefield. Private military companies (PMC) are the modern-day incarnation of the ages-old institution of mercenary companies – professional soldiers ready to prop up ...

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