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Symeon Brown / The Guardian:
How Instagram influencers portray themselves as self-made wealthy traders to build up affiliate marketing schemes, often targeting teens   —  Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles.  But what are these self-styled traders really selling?  By Symeon Brown
Apr 22, 2018, 2:55 PMIn context
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Ex-Cambridge Analytica employee tells UK Parliament that Kogan/GSR's Facebook datasets/questionnaires were not the only ones CA used, cites two other FB quizzes   —  Far more than 87 million people may have had their Facebook data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, according to evidence from former employee Brittany Kaiser.
Apr 17, 2018, 12:49 PMIn context
The Guardian:
Apr 13, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Christopher Knaus / The Guardian:
Just 53 Australians and 10 New Zealanders used the Facebook quiz app that Cambridge Analytica gleaned data from, but ~375K users in the countries were affected   —  Most of 310,000 Australians affected by breach did not directly consent to harvesting of their personal details … Play Video
Apr 10, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Benjamin Haas / The Guardian:
50+ AI academics call for boycott of South Korean university, KAIST, following a since-deleted post announcing a partnership with weapons-maker Hanwha Systems   —  Academics around the world voice ‘huge concern’ over KAIST's collaboration with defence company on autonomous weapons
Apr 5, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
UK-based 16-24-year-olds watch Netflix and listen to services like Spotify more than BBC, BBC radio stations; over 80% of kids watch YouTube, 29% BBC iPlayer   —  Broadcaster fears being ‘overtaken by competitors’ as technology firms increasingly dominate on-demand viewing
Mar 30, 2018, 7:40 AMIn context
The Guardian:
Mar 23, 2018, 6:05 PMIn context
Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian:
Researchers say ~1.6K files are stored in bitcoin's blockchain; at least one thought to be an image of child abuse; two others contain 274 links to child abuse   —  Researchers discover illegal content within the distributed ledger, making possession of it potentially unlawful in many countries
Mar 20, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Profile of Christopher Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee who is now blowing the whistle on his ex-employer's data harvesting practices   —  Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate
Mar 17, 2018, 5:40 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
In class action lawsuit filed against Uber, Uber argues that the 9 women who allege sexual assault by drivers have no right to sue and must privately arbitrate   —  Court records reveal company says women must settle through arbitration, a move critics say stops the public from learning of rapes
Mar 16, 2018, 1:36 PMIn context

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