Ukraine raids Kiev offices of Russian state media

Ukraine raids Kiev offices of Russian state mediaUkraine’s security service raided the Kiev offices of Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti news agency and TV channel RT on Tuesday, detaining one journalist who they accused of treason. The searches took place with relations between Moscow and Kiev already extremely strained, over Russia’s 2014 seizure of Crimea and accusations that it fuelled a rebel conflict in eastern Ukraine that has cost some 10,000 lives. The raids and arrest came on the day that Russian President Vladimir Putin opened a bridge providing the first direct road connection to the Crimean peninsula.


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Attack At YouTube Offices Brings Company's Content Policy Into Question

The shooter in the attack at YouTube’s offices was angry at the company. In social media postings, she claimed that her videos were being filtered, censored and demonetized, but it’s not clear that was a motivation for her shooting spree. But the tragedy gets to a profound challenge at YouTube — deciding what content stays up and gets displayed prominently and what comes down or gets buried in search results.


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Shooting at YouTube Offices Wounds 3; Female Suspect Is Dead

  1. Shooting at YouTube Offices Wounds 3; Female Suspect Is Dead  New York Times
  2. YouTube shooting: Female suspect dead, three wounded at HQ in San Bruno, California  NBCNews.com
  3. Alleged shooter Nasim Aghdam believed YouTube was censoring her videos  New York Daily News
  4. Police respond to active shooter reports at YouTube headquarters in California  Cincinnati.com
  5. YouTube shooting: Woman shoots 3 before killing herself in San Bruno, California — live updates  CBS News
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Cambridge Analytica's London Offices Searched by UK Watchdog

  1. Cambridge Analytica’s London Offices Searched by UK Watchdog  Fortune
  2. Companies pull ads from Facebook after Cambridge Analytica controversy  The Hill
  3. Investigators search Cambridge Analytica’s London offices  CNN
  4. Cloak and Data: The Real Story Behind Cambridge Analytica’s Rise and Fall  Mother Jones
  5. Facebook Tries to Calm Advertisers After Cambridge Analytica Crisis  Wall Street Journal
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Regulators search Cambridge Analytica's London offices for seven hours over Facebook row

Regulators search Cambridge Analytica's London offices for seven hours over Facebook rowEnforcement officers for the Information Commissioner spent nearly seven hours searching Cambridge Analytica’s central London premises overnight. Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, has requested urgent access to the records of Cambridge Analytica, a company accused of harvesting the records of 50 million Facebook users. The data watchdog’s investigation includes the acquisition and use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, its parent company SCL and academic Dr Aleksandr Kogan, who developed the app used to gather data. It stems from claims over the harvesting of personal data – and whether it was used during Donald Trump’s US presidential campaign or the Brexit referendum. After entering the building in New Oxford Street at 8pm on Friday, some of the team emerged on foot at around 2.50am on Saturday morning as a van, thought to be carrying evidence, left via a rear exit. A van leaves the building followed by Information Commissioner’s Office enforcement officers working on the premises of Cambridge Analytica in central London Credit: PA Earlier the investigators could be seen examining documents and taking photographs of a whiteboard and of computers. The group of around 18 people, some wearing ICO enforcement jackets,  arrived at the building less than an hour after a High Court judge granted the search warrant sought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Information Commissioner’s Office enforcement officers working on the premises of Cambridge Analytica in central London  Credit: PA They went up a side set of stairs at the building in New Oxford Street, London, and were seen on the second floor – where Cambridge Analytica has its offices. Earlier, the Information Commission Office said it was “pleased with the” judge’s decision. Twitter account posted: “ICO granted warrant: We’re pleased with the decision of the judge and we plan to execute the warrant shortly. ICO granted warrant: We’re pleased with the decision of the judge and we plan to execute the warrant shortly. This is just one part of a larger investigation into the use of personal data for political purposes and we will now need time to collect and consider the evidence— ICO (@ICOnews) March 23, 2018 The officers were seen on the first and second floors taking photographs of a whiteboard and of computers, while a man took notes on clipboard. Alexander Nix, the firm’s chief executive, has been suspended while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been called on to give evidence to MPs. After a hearing at London’s High Court on Friday, Judge Leonard said he would give the reasons for his decision on Tuesday. People are seen are seen inside the building which houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica  Credit: Reuters Facebook has admitted to a “major violation of people’s trust” and announced an investigation into the harvesting and sale of the private data of millions of users. The social media giant said that it does not “deserve to serve” its users unless it can protect their personal information and said conceded it will have to regain people’s trust. Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, said that mistakes had been made after people’s private information was passed on without their permission. He launched an investigation into all developers that were given access to “large amounts” of private data, in a clear sign that the scandal is likely to expand.


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Cambridge Analytica offices searched over data storage

  1. Cambridge Analytica offices searched over data storage  BBC News
  2. Facebook’s Carolyn Everson goes on the defensive  AdAge.com
  3. Zuckerberg Takes Steps to Calm Facebook Employees  New York Times
  4. Cloak and Data: The Real Story Behind Cambridge Analytica’s Rise and Fall  Mother Jones
  5. Commentary: 5 Questions Facebook’s Leaders Still Need to Face  Fortune
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UK Investigators Raid Cambridge Analytica Offices In London

  1. UK Investigators Raid Cambridge Analytica Offices In London  NPR
  2. Cambridge Analytica offices searched over data storage  BBC News
  3. UK Watchdog Gets Warrant to Search Cambridge Analytica  Bloomberg
  4. Ted Cruz Thinks He Knows Why You’re Reading This Article  NPR
  5. Cloak and Data: The Real Story Behind Cambridge Analytica’s Rise and Fall  Mother Jones
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