AM Prep-Cyber Corner


LONDON (AP) — You know it’s bad when you have lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic coming for you. And that the deal facing Facebook and its top executive, Mark Zuckerberg. What has triggered the problem are reports that the social networking site that another company — Cambridge Analytica was able to harvest personal information from about 50 million Facebook users. A British lawmaker says Facebook misled officials by making the sharing of user data not as serious as it seems. And in Washington, D.C. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota calls the data mining is “a major breach that must be investigated.” Klobuchar serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee and says Zuckerberg should be hauled before the panel to testify.



002241-a-158:64-(Chris Wylie, former research director at Cambridge Analytica)-“a couple months”-UK lawmaker: Facebook misled Parliament over data leak risk (18 Mar 2018)

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002240-a-165:36-(Chris Wylie, former research director at Cambridge Analytica)-“ask Facebook that”-UK lawmaker: Facebook misled Parliament over data leak risk (18 Mar 2018)

<<CUT *002240 (03/18/18)££ 165:36 “ask Facebook that”


MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A baseball bat is cool — so long as it’s used within the confines of the sport. But if you take that same bat — and start bashing people and property with it — the bat isn’t so cool. That’s one way at looking at the situation Facebook finds itself in these days. While people still use it to stay in touch with friends and share pictures and news — recent revelations that bad actors have tapped into the site for nefarious purposes are making people look at the site differently. The most recent situation came up over the weekend — when it was learned that Facebook let a Donald Trump-affiliated data-mining company get the inside scoop on as many as 50 million Facebook users. That news comes on the heels of news that Russian agents used Facebook to funnel election-related propaganda campaigns — and reports that partisan operatives used the site to promulgate false stories — and make money off it, to boot. In the wake of all of this, some have been urging Facebook to be more transparent about how what people share on the site can be used to build a detailed profile — and how such information can be misused by outsiders.


CYBERSPACE (AP) — Want to train like a champion? One way is to listen to what champions listen to. The Boston Marathon is giving runners who use music as motivation free access to elite competitors’ playlists and tips. Insurance company John Hancock is teaming up with Spotify to let those taking part in next month’s race listen to top runners’ favorite music. Several top Marathon performers have laid out their tracks for the project — and some recorded advice to help runners make it to the finish line. The Boston Marathon is April. 16.



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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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