Senators Grill Whistleblower on Cambridge Analytica’s Inner Workings

In a highly anticipated hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, lawmakers questioned Christopher Wylie, a former research director for the shadowy political data firm Cambridge Analytica, about the company's history of privacy violations, its contacts with Russia, and its work with Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. But an even…

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Why are so many firms so bad at handling social media?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When angry customers take to Twitter you’re already losing the PR battle These days disgruntled customers can vent their spleen on social media instantly, but many companies are not handling these platforms properly, experts say. So what are the dos and don’ts of social…

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A bunch of U.S. news sites are blocked in the EU because of GDPR

GDPR has scuppered its first big players.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto If you’ve been working in the UK (or indeed any EU country) for the last month or so you’ve probably noticed a slew of emails reminding your company to get ready for then new General Data Protection Regulation, a.k.a. GDPR. Sadly,…

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Parents of Parkland victims are outraged about a new video game that would let players shoot up a school

(CNN)Politicians and parents of slain students in Parkland, Florida, are expressing outrage about a forthcoming video game in which players can simulate being an active shooter to terrorize a school. Ryan Petty, who lost his 14-year-old daughter Alaina in the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, called the…

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‘Sesame Street’ sues makers of raunchy puppet comedy ‘The Happytime Murders’

(CNN)The company behind “Sesame Street” is suing the makers of Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming raunchy comedy, “The Happytime Murders,” for referencing the popular kids show in its marketing campaign. The lawsuit particularly cites use of the tagline in the film’s “just-released trailer with explicit, profane, drug-using, misogynistic, violent, copulating, and even…

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Antony Beevor: the greatest war movie ever and the ones I can’t bear

He groaned at Valkyrie and despaired at Saving Private Ryan. The award-winning historian takes aim at the war films that make him furious and reveals his own favourite For a long time now, my wife has refused to watch a war movie with me. This is because I cannot stop…

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James Bond: Danny Boyle and Daniel Craig confirmed for 007’s 25th outing

Producers confirm Trainspotting director to take the reins on 25th James Bond film and Craigs fifth with Universal replacing Sony as co-distributors After years of rumour and speculation, Daniel Craigs return to the role of James Bond and Danny Boyles appointment as director of the new 007 movie have been…

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