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Heat rises on Zuckerberg to testify over Facebook data leak

Barney Jopson in Washington and Richard Waters in San Francisco March 25, 2018 Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is under growing pressure to make a commitment to testify to US lawmakers about the scandal over the Cambridge Analytica data leak engulfing his company. Mark Warner, a Democratic senator playing a leading role in Congress’s scrutiny of social media, said on Sunday that Mr Zuckerberg’s existing pledge to testify only if he were the most qualified expert was “not going…

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Plans revealed for homes, shops and a school on former Castle Irwell student village site

The site of the former Castle Irwell student village could be transformed into a new housing, apartments and shops. Plans are being developed for 500 new family homes, riverfront apartments and retail space on the derelict site which is owned by the University of Salford. Land will also be set aside for a new primary school and changing facilities for new playing fields. Former Castle Irwell student village Read More More than 100 retail jobs could be created, adding up…

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Canadian firm AggregateIQ used to sidestep Brexit campaign spending limits, whistleblower alleges

Watch The National tonight at 9 p.m. ET to hear an interview with whistleblower Shahmir Sanni. A Canadian online advertising company widely credited for its outsized role in convincing British voters to leave the European Union was also used in an effort to sidestep Brexit campaign spending limits, according to a whistleblower — though whether the firm was in on the alleged scheme itself is not clear. During the 2016 referendum, a group called Vote Leave — backed by then-mayor of London…

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Amazon team visited Chicago. Here’s what they did. – John Pletz Technology Blog

Amazon’s reconnaissance team did a little bit of everything during its two-day tour of Chicago, from visits to vacant sites that require some imagination to a boat ride en route to see two of the city’s gems. They got an up-close look at what the company would get if it picks Chicago for what Amazon is calling a second headquarters that could grow to 50,000 workers over the next 10 to 15 years. The city’s political and tech leaders did…

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Why there is no such thing as full privacy online

Let’s put this Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal into context: You get what you pay for when it comes to privacy. The fact that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may see himself as the modern-day incarnate of Don Draper, he really is more of a data miner than anything else. Do you think this is the first time Facebook data have been used for government purposes? The 2016 presidential election is a red herring and a cover for all the darts being thrown…

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State launches ‘The Colours of Sarawak’ – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News

Abdul Mutalib (fourth right) unveils the ‘The Colours of Sarawak’ banner with Malaisamsul (fifth right) at the KIA yesterday. KUCHING: A cultural performance called the ‘The Colours of Sarawak’ was officially launched at the Kuching International Airport (KIA) yesterday. Headed by the National Department of Culture and Arts (JKKN) Sarawak, the performance will be held on selected dates throughout the year as a platform to further promote the state’s tourism industry. According to JKKN state director Abdul Mutalib Abdul Rahman, there…

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New Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal and How’s It Different Without US

Opinion 00:31 26.03.2018(updated 00:47 26.03.2018) Get short URL On March 8 eleven countries signed the CPTPP, the Asia-Pacific trade pact formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Although the US pulled out last year after Donald Trump called it a “horrible deal,” it was salvaged by the remaining members. Sputnik discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Professor Peter Robertson from the University of Western Australia. READ MORE: Foreign Ministers of 11 Asian, American States Sign TPP Deal Without US – Chile Sputnik: Let’s talk…

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Rule rejig to fill insolvency hole

New Delhi: The government is awaiting the report of a committee on the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to bring in “targeted amendments” to clear the logjam that has stalled several high-profile cases such as Essar Steel and Binani Cement. The North Block is looking at a greater clarity on issues such as eligibility, including the definition of related parties, and ownership of an insolvent firm from the time a resolution proceeding begins. Clarity is also required on parties eligible…

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4 Tips for Managing an Employee with Addiction

Addiction isn’t something that you always see coming. You might think your employees have it all together. However, trouble sometimes lurks beneath the surface. Addiction affects millions of Americans every year. You need a plan for how you’ll handle it if/when it emerges in your workplace.   4 Tips for Dealing with Employee Addiction In many cases, addicted employees fail to receive the sort of care, support, and attention they need in the workplace. Often, that’s because management is unaware…

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Does Your Cleaning Business Have a Mission Statement?

Along with a business plan, a mission statement is an important tool that will capture the spirit of your business. A mission statement helps to clarify the goals and objectives of your company. In just a sentence or two, the mission statement for your cleaning business will set your business goals, your underlying philosophy, and what special benefits you have to offer to your customers. A good mission statement will reflect that special niche that your cleaning business is catering…

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Exercise tracking, Pixel C status, and OnePlus strange approach to selling phones (MobileTechRoundup #427)

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 is available in stores, but on MobileTechRoundup show #427 you can hear what Kevin bought instead. Image: ZDNet What device is Matt using to track his exercise these days? Galaxy S9 touchscreen issues? Kevin bought a Pixel XL (again!) Thoughts on the Planet Gemini PDA Apple education event expectations Likely reason the Pixel C won’t get any more major Android updates Get that OnePlus 5T while you can in N.A. Huawei’s US plans really face pressure as…

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This Marketing Strategy Is a Game Changer for Resource-Strapped Startups

Tech-powered ABM is the future of marketing. Is your startup prepared for the transition? March 25, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Take a look around any city sidewalk, classroom, restaurant or waiting room, and you’ll see how prevalent technology has become in our society. In fact, according to a 2018 survey by Pew Research Center, just more than a quarter of consumers say they’re “constantly online.” But technology could never eclipse real human conversations…

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Micro-Segmentation Solutions Market – Upsurge of Security Virtualization to Drive Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The latest market research report by Technavio on the global micro-segmentation solutions market predicts a CAGR of over 22% during the period 2018-2022. The report segments the global micro-segmentation solutions market by product (services and software) and by geography (the Americas, EMEA, and APAC). It provides a detailed illustration of the major factors influencing the market, including drivers, opportunities, trends, and industry-specific challenges. Here are some key findings of the global micro-segmentation solutions market, according to Technavio ICT researchers:…

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How YouTube Uses Mechanical Turk Tasks to Help Train Its AI

It’s no secret that YouTube has struggled to moderate the videos on its platform over the past year. The company has faced repeated scandals over its inability to rid itself of inappropriate and disturbing content, including some videos aimed at children. Often missing from the discussion over YouTube’s shortcomings, though, are the employees directly tasked with removing things like porn and graphic violence, as well as the contractors that help train AI to learn to detect unwelcome uploads. But a…

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IPL 2018: Star India, Airtel Digital TV spar over pricing on DTH platform

Star India and Airtel Digital TV are involved in a very public spat around the pricing of the broadcast network’s channels on the DTH (direct-to-home) platform. Broadcasters and distribution platforms (DTH and digital cable) are often engaged in pricing wars, but the timing of this spat is significant given that less than a month is left before Star makes its debut as the official broadcaster of the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. On March 23,…

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