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Facebook data misuse scandal affects “substantially” more than 50M, claims Wylie – TechCrunch

Chris Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee turned whistleblower whose revelations about Facebook data being misused for political campaigning has wiped billions off the share price of the company in recent days and led to the FTC opening a fresh investigation, has suggested the scale of the data leak is …

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Here are the top states and cities for startups in the South – TechCrunch

The American South may not be the first region that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “hotbed of tech entrepreneurship,” but, slightly misguided perceptions aside, it’s home to a diverse and growing collection of startups. Here, we’re going to take a deep dive into the startup funding data …

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Eric Schmidt to quit as executive chairman of Alphabet, Google’s parent company

He played a key role in Google’s success before becoming executive chairman of its parent company, Alphabet, but on Thursday Eric Schmidt announced he’s stepping down. Schmidt will leave his post as executive chairman of Alphabet’s board of directors in January, 2018, and will become the company’s technical advisor. He’ll also …

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Rhode Island is one state taking the lead in technology adoption

Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: The tech revolution is no longer confined to Silicon Valley or the California statehouse. …

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Justin Trudeau explains why Canada really ‘gets’ AI and smart cities

At Google’s Go North event today in Toronto, which features a slate of speakers focused primarily on artificial intelligence, Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt spoke to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (and actually asked him some tough questions on NAFTA negotiations and his feelings about Trump, surprisingly). Trudeau talked a lot about …

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