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Selling data on millions ‘is the opposite of our business model,’ says Facebook’s Boz

Facebook’s former VP of ads has weighed in on the ongoing disaster involving his company’s apparent negligence in allowing data on as many as 50 million users to be used for nefarious purposes by Cambridge Analytica. In a post on (what else) Facebook, Andrew “Boz” Bosworth gave variations on the line we’ve come to expect from tech in these situations: ...

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Skripal case: EU demands ‘disclosure of Novichok program,’ Russia says it has 'nothing to disclose’

Moscow says it is “miffed” at the European Union’s “hasty, speculative, and evidence-free” judgment on the Sergei Skripal incident, and maintains that it has no stocks of Novichok, the nerve agent purportedly used to poison him. On Monday, the European Council, which represents the heads of governments of the EU states, issued a statement that it “takes extremely seriously the ...

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‘Go away’ Hillary, says Obama-era foreign policy adviser

Hillary Clinton must stop making excuses for why she lost the 2016 election and let others chart a course for the Democratic Party. That’s according to John Kerry’s former chief spin doctor. On Sunday, former State Department senior adviser of strategic communications, Marie Harf, told Fox News that Clinton should “take a very long vacation and leave the future of ...

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Teachers shouldn't be armed because 'most are women,' says Alabama lawmaker

A state lawmaker from Alabama knew exactly how to add fuel to an already controversial issue, saying that teachers shouldn’t be armed because… most of them are women. The Twittersphere had a few things to say about that. Republican State Rep. Harry Shiver (64th District) said Alabama lawmakers need to protect “our ladies” by not arming teachers because most of ...

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Red, white & booze: 37mn Americans are 'binge drinkers,' CDC study says

Americans are no strangers to boozing it up, according to a new study that found that one in six US adults are binge drinkers. Alcohol enthusiasts in the US are chugging a collective 17.5 billion “binge drinks” per year. The study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, ...

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Cui bono? Russian envoy to UN asks about Salisbury case, says Moscow ready for open probe

Russia’s envoy to the UN has demanded proof of Russia’s involvement in the incident in Salisbury. He also asked members of UNSC to think who would benefit from these accusations. Vasily Nebenzya said the UK dragged this case to the UN rather than addressing a relevant international body in the Hague because it is scared of a professional probe. Most ...

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NBA legend Shaq O’Neal says banning guns not the answer to preventing mass shootings

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has spoken out against gun-control measures in the US. Shaq believes these would not eliminate gun violence, and would only increase the risk of possible mass shootings. Read more In an interview with WABC Radio, the former Miami Heat and LA Lakers player said restrictions on buying guns would not prevent possible repeats of ...

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‘Interesting behavior’: Kadyrov says West shifting blame on Russia in Skripal poisoning case

The Chechen leader has said accusations against Moscow by the UK and US in the Sergei Skripal poisoning case are an attempt to shift the blame for the incident. He said the truth would soon be uncovered by Russian intelligence. “The West demonstrates very interesting behavior. When they are attempting to justify some of their own actions, they start accusing ...

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US and EU failed to impose ‘pet president’ on Russia, says Duma speaker

The speaker of the Russian lower house has said the West’s sanctions policy has been a response to Moscow’s increased competitiveness, and had crashed Western plans to put a “tame and obedient” president in the Kremlin. “It is completely obvious that Russia is a very inconvenient competitor for them in many spheres, and they try to remove it from the ...

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