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Facebook Suspends Donald Trump’s Data Operations Team For Misusing People’s Personal Information

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Facebook said late Friday that it had suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), along with its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, for violating its policies around data collection and retention. The companies, which ran data operations for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign, are widely credited with helping Trump more effectively ... Read More »

Entire Broadband Industry Will Help FCC Defend Net Neutrality Repeal

The biggest lobby groups representing broadband providers will help the FCC defend the repeal of net neutrality rules in court. Ars Technica reports: Yesterday, three trade groups that collectively represent every major home Internet and mobile broadband provider in the U.S. filed motions to intervene in the case on behalf of the FCC. The motions for leave to intervene were ... Read More »

Facial Scanning Now Arriving At US Airports

According to a report via NPR, a Geneva-based company called SITA that develops information technology for the world’s airlines has installed facial scanning cameras at Orlando International Airport. “Britain-bound passengers — some wearing Mickey Mouse T-shirts and other Disney paraphernalia — lined up at Gate 80 recently for the evening British Airways flight to London’s Gatwick Airport,” reports NPR. “It ... Read More »

Sierra Leone Records World’s First Blockchain-Powered Election

The citizens of Sierra Leone went to the polls on March 7 but this time something was different: the country recorded votes at 70% of the polling to the blockchain using a technology that is the first of its kind in actual practice. The tech, created by Leonardo Gammar of Agora, anonymously stored votes in an immutable ledger, thereby offering ... Read More »