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Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament – TechCrunch

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament – TechCrunch Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the political consultancy firm at the center of a storm about mishandled Facebook users data, has backed out of re-appearing in front of the UK parliament for a second time. Nix …

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch

UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, …

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How Facebook gives an asymmetric advantage to negative messaging – TechCrunch

How Facebook gives an asymmetric advantage to negative messaging – TechCrunch 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 Facebook co-founder says …

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Juro grabs another $2m to take the hassle out of contracts – TechCrunch

UK startup Juro, which is applying a “design centric approach” and machine learning tech to help businesses speed up the authoring and management of sales contracts, has closed $2m in seed funding led by Point Nine Capital. Prior investor Seedcamp also contributed to the round. Juro is announcing Taavet Hinrikus …

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Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally – TechCrunch

Facebook is facing calls from consumer groups to make the European Union’s incoming GDPR data protection framework the “baseline standard for all Facebook services”. The update to the bloc’s data protection framework is intended to strengthen consumers’ control over how their personal data is used by bolstering transparency and consent …

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Skyscanner adds train travel booking, starting in UK – TechCrunch

UK-based travel search engine Skyscanner has expanding its offering with a train ticket booking feature that lets users of iOS app book UK train journeys. The feature is slated as coming to UK Android users shortly. The company’s travel booking platform already offers flight, hotel and car hire. The ability to search …

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As UK fires-up private space industry, Space Camp Accelerator launches – TechCrunch

The UK government recently passed the Space Industry Bill, covering the basics like spaceflight licensing, insurance requirements and safety commitments. It didn’t make much of a splash when it was announced, but it’s a huge move for the UK as it laid the regulatory groundwork that will be needed to …

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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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Zuckerberg refuses UK parliament summons over Fb data misuse – TechCrunch

So much for ‘We are accountable‘; Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined a summons from a UK parliamentary committee that’s investigating how social media data is being used, and — as recent revelations suggest misused — for political ad targeting. The DCMS committee wrote to Zuckerberg on March 20 — …

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