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LONDON (Reuters) – Investigators from Britain’s data watchdog searched the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm at the center of a storm over allegations it improperly harvested Facebook (FB.O) data to target U.S. voters. About 20 officials, wearing black jackets with “ICO Enforcement” on them, arrived at the firm’s central London offices
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland on Friday chose Amundi (AMUN.PA), BlackRock Investment Management (BLK.N), and Goldman Sachs Asset Management MGS.N to manage up to 15 billion euros ($18.5 billion) in disputed taxes Brussels has ordered it to collect from Apple. FILE PHOTO: An Apple logo is seen on the building’s facade as activists from the anti-globalisation
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STRATFORD, Ontario (Reuters) – A Canadian town known for its annual theater festival is emerging as a hub of “snowtonomous” research, as automakers face demands to produce self-driving cars that can perform in snow and sleet. But testing driverless cars in cold climates brings added challenges to an industry grappling with the first fatality involving
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LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The suspended chief executive of Cambridge Analytica said in a secretly recorded video broadcast on Tuesday that his UK-based political consultancy’s online campaign played a decisive role in U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory. CEO Alexander Nix’s comments, which could not be verified, are potentially a further problem for Facebook
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SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said Tuesday it faced questions from the lead U.S. consumer regulator about how its users’ personal data was mined by a political consultancy hired by Donald Trump’s campaign. U.S. and European lawmakers have demanded an explanation of how the consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, gained access to the data in 2014
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