Scientist in Facebook data scandal says being scapegoated

Scientist in Facebook data scandal says being scapegoatedThe academic behind the app that allowed consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to farm the data of some 87 million Facebook users said Monday he was being scapegoated while the social network was being “mined left and right by thousands” of companies. Aleksandr Kogan, who teaches at Cambridge University, told a British parliamentary committee that criticism of his work by Facebook showed the US social media giant was in “PR crisis mode”. “I don’t believe they actually think these things because I think they realise that their platform has been mined left and right by thousands of others,” said the Russian-American scientist, who is now banned from Facebook.


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Canadian man lynched in Peru rainforest after being accused of murdering shamanistic healer

Canadian man lynched in Peru rainforest after being accused of murdering shamanistic healerA Canadian man has been lynched in the Peruvian Amazon after being accused of killing a local spiritual leader. Sebastian Woodroffe, 41, a father of one, was dragged by the neck through a remote village following the death of Olivia Arevalo, a plant healer from the Shipibo-Konibo tribe of northeastern Peru, the country’s attorney general said. Ms Arevalo was shot and killed near her home in the Ucayali region on Thursday.


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Man Dead After Being Stabbed While Daughter Sat In His Lap at Steakhouse

  1. Man Dead After Being Stabbed While Daughter Sat In His Lap at Steakhouse  PEOPLE.com
  2. Suspect in fatal attack on Ventura restaurant patron was reported to police hours earlier, authorities say  Los Angeles Times
  3. As his daughter sat on his lap, a father was fatally stabbed by a homeless stranger, police said  Washington Post
  4. Father stabbed in neck while dining with family in Ventura restaurant dies  KABC-TV
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Jack Johnson, boxer jailed under Jim Crow, is being considered by Trump for pardon

  1. Jack Johnson, boxer jailed under Jim Crow, is being considered by Trump for pardon  Washington Post
  2. Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson  CNN
  3. Trump says he’s ‘considering’ a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson  Politico
  4. Who was Jack Johnson, the boxer Trump is considering pardoning?  NBCNews.com
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