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German lawmakers to grill Facebook manager on data privacy

“BERLIN (Reuters) – German lawmakers will question a senior Facebook Inc manager about data privacy in the wake of revelations that the personal information of millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The 87 million Facebook users affected included nearly three million Europeans and Zuckerberg is also under pressure from EU lawmakers to come to Europe to shed light on the data breach. Misuse of data by Facebook means it will in future be bound by stricter…

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Zuckerberg under pressure to face EU lawmakers over data scandal

“EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, who recently spoke to Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, said Zuckerberg should heed the lawmakers’ call” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europeans.Zuckerberg fielded 10 hours of questions over two days from nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers last week and emerged largely unscathed.”This case is too important to treat…

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GOP lawmakers want Hillary Clinton and James Comey prosecuted

“The lawmakers say Comey, McCabe, Yates, and Boente are all referred because they signed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA warrant, to wiretap former Trump aide Carter Page” writes Octav Ganea for washingtonexaminer.com. In the referrals, he lawmakers say they are “especially mindful of the dissimilar degrees of zealousness that has marked the investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, respectively.”. Comey is named first, and the lawmakers say the Justice Department should investigate him for perjury and making false statements…

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Some Republican lawmakers, once critical of marijuana, now think highly of it. Here’s why

“Siding with state governments over federal regulation is an important principle of federalism and consistent with conservative values,” Levine said” writes Kurtis Lee for latimes.com. “The president himself has been a consistent proponent of states’ rights and letting the federal government get out of the states’ way on this issue. We expect our Republican champions on Capitol Hill will continue to lead on this issue and for those numbers to grow.”.  Source: latimes.com Share This:

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Risk of ‘monopolization’ of data for A.I. by big US tech firms, UK lawmakers say

“Regulators should review the “potential monopolization of data” by U.S. technology giants in the U.K. that could hamper homegrown development of artificial intelligence (AI), an influential body has recommended” writes Arjun Kharpal for cnbc.com. “The monopolization of data demonstrates the need for strong ethical, data protection and competition frameworks in the U.K., and for continued vigilance from the regulators.”. The British lawmakers said that the government and the U.K.’s competition watchdog should “review proactively the use and potential monopolization of data by the big technology companies.”. The House of Lords…

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Syria’s Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression

“Syrian President Bashar Assad told a group of Russian lawmakers on Sunday that Western missile strikes on his country were an act of aggression” writes Kremlin Press Office for cnbc.com. “The tripartite aggression against Syria accompanied a campaign of disinformation,” Assad’s office quoted him as saying on Sunday. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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WA state lawmakers, staffers consider independent office to take harassment complaints

“Now, Washington lawmakers, legislative staffers and others are considering an independent office to receive and possibly review harassment complaints at the Capitol” writes Joseph O’sullivan for seattletimes.com. Several women have stepped forward publicly in recent months with stories of harassment or inappropriate workplace behavior by former and current Washington lawmakers. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Republicans are bracing themselves for a coming bloodbath in the midterm elections

“Republican donors and lawmakers are becoming increasingly concerned that the 2018 midterms could be a bloodbath for GOP candidates, according to Politico” writes Pat Ralph for businessinsider.com. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster This November’s midterm elections could deliver a serious blow to the GOP’s majority control over the House and Senate.Many GOP leaders fear that candidates who do not fundraise enough money will find themselves on the wrong side of their elections in seven months. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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