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BAE to develop analytics technology to detect WMDs

BAE to develop analytics technology to detect WMDs

Business
Feb. 12 (UPI) -- BAE Systems announced Wednesday that it has received funding from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop advanced analytics technology to help detect and deter weapons of mass destruction. According to BAE, this technology is the first of its kind and will include data fusion, adversary modeling, pattern matching and machine learning to detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats. "Our technology aims to help analysts close the loop between the analysis of information and the collection of new information to fill in the gaps and provide a comprehensive picture of a potential threat," Chris Eisenbies, product line director autonomy, controls, and estimation BAE Systems, said in a press release. "Most importa...

Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over alleged data misuse

Technology
Facebook is suing a South Korean firm it accuses of unlawfully using data to sell marketing and advertising.The social network is asking a judge to force Rankwave to allow it to audit the firm’s activities to see if user data was obtained and potentially sold. A source at Facebook told the BBC it was as yet unable to say how much data or how many users may be affected.The network said the move would "send a message to developers that Facebook is serious about enforcing our policies". "Facebook was investigating Rankwave’s data practices in relation to its advertising and marketing services," said Jessica Romero, Facebook's director of platform enforcement. "Rankwave failed to co-operate with our efforts to verify their complianc
Trump analytics firm denies aiding Leave campaign

Trump analytics firm denies aiding Leave campaign

Technology
The chief executive of Cambridge Analytica (CA), the controversial data analytics firm which worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, has denied his company helped the Leave.EU campaign, saying it had been the subject of politically motivated attacks.Cambridge Analytica is at the centre of an investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) into the use of personal data by political parties, along with other companies.Speaking exclusively to Sky News, Alexander Nix said that laws around data sharing would need to be changed, to keep up with current practice. He also said that the Conservatives had run an "ill-prepared" and "absurd" digital campaign.Image:Alexander Nix: 'We didn't work for any of the campaigns that were involved in Brexit'He said: "A lot of the media tha...