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Pentagon scrubs Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria troop numbers from latest report

The Pentagon’s quarterly report on the number of American troops serving overseas was released this week. Curiously, troop numbers for Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq were omitted from the report. Read more The report, released by the Defense Manpower Data Center, lists the number of armed-forces personnel in each state, and in each country overseas. The quarterly reports are usually released ...

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Apple Music hits 40 million subscribers as it accelerates towards surpassing Spotify, report says

Apple Music is continuing its upward climb in subscriber count, quickening its pace as it seeks to overtake Spotify in the battle for users’ ears. The music streaming service now has 40 million subscribers, a report today from Variety claims. We have reached out to Apple for confirmation. The service still has a ways to go before it surpasses Spotify, which ...

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Cambridge Analytica pitched ‘psychological profiling’ services to multiple US campaigns – report

Cambridge Analytica boasted about its possession of unique data in pitches to multiple Republican election campaigns after harvesting personal information from 87 million Facebook users, a new report reveals. The data mining firm, which worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, pitched its “unique” data and “psychological profiling” abilities, which could be used to micro-target voters on Facebook, according ...

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Facebook sent a doctor to ask hospitals to share patient data – report

Facebook sent a doctor to top US hospitals in an effort to convince them to share patient data, including illness and prescription information, for a since-abandoned project, CNBC reported Wednesday. Facebook’s project reportedly sought to collect anonymized personal details, which could be then matched up with user data from the social network. The stated goal was to help hospitals figure ...

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Tillerson splurged $12mn on consultants as part of State Dept overhaul plan – report

Consultants costing up to $ 300 an hour were engaged as Rex Tillerson tried to revamp the State Department. With Tillerson gone, the future of the redesign is uncertain, but taxpayers have already picked up the $ 12 million tab. Politico has revealed the figures, citing documents it obtained, and said they were partly confirmed by a State Department spokesperson. ...

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Trump ‘not a target’ of Russia probe – report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly told President Donald Trump’s legal team last month that the president is not a criminal target in Mueller’s investigation. The Washington Post quotes three anonymous sources as saying that Mueller considers Trump a subject of the investigation, but not a target. A subject refers to a person whose conduct is under investigation, but investigators lack ...

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New York Port Authority terminal’s work disrupted after report of white powder

Published time: 4 Apr, 2018 14:18 Edited time: 4 Apr, 2018 14:39 New York’s Port Authority bus terminal had been partially evacuated after police say they found a “white substance” in a walkway, WCBS 880 radio reports. The white powder was found to be non-hazardous, and terminal management declared that while there was “no immediate danger,” parts of the terminal ...

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‘Non-existent’ baby denied medical care in Italy over bureaucratic hiccup – report

An Italian-born baby boy has been left without medical assistance and does not exist according to state records, all because he shares the same first name as his twin brother. A Pakistani family who have been living in Italy for 10 years with a legitimate residence permit couldn’t imagine that giving their twins the same name would make them “prisoners ...

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Merkel’s party bought voter data from Deutsche Post during 2017 election race – report

Germany’s national mail service Deutsche Post reportedly sold personal data, including information on voters’ gender, wealth and consumer habits, to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party ahead of the 2017 elections. Both the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) began acquiring information from a Deutsche Post subsidiary in advance of the September 2017 general elections, Bild newspaper revealed. ...

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Germany’s Tornado warplanes ‘unsuitable for NATO missions’ – report

A classified German Defense Ministry report says the country’s fleet of Tornado fighter jets may be unsuitable for conducting NATO missions, several media outlets said. The report, first cited by the German magazine Spiegel, says the Panavia Tornado, which first entered service in the 1970s, has several equipment flaws that make it vulnerable and no longer suitable for duty. The ...

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